BAGUIO CITY – The city will commemorate the 118th anniversary of Philippine independence on June 12 with the traditional program and parade under the theme, “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong.”
Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Supt. Maj. Gen. Donato San Juan II will keynote the program set at 8a.m. at the Baguio Convention Center.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Rep. Nicasio Aliping will deliver their respective messages during the program which will be highlighted by the Declaration of Freedom and Unity by the members of the city council.
The program will begin with the procession of guests and entry of colors to be led by the PMA cadets.
The singing of the National Anthem, the Baguio Hymn and March will be led by the Baguio City Hall Chorale while the pledge of allegiance to the Filipino flag will be presided by the World War II veterans and the Boy and Girl Scouts of the Philippines while the the ecumenical group will lead the prayer.
Students of the Baguio City High School Special Program in the Arts will render the opening presentation depicting accounts of the Philippine Independence. A cultural presentation will also be performed by the Sakusak Musikal Ensemble of the Pinsao National High School.
The program will be hosted by Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc. human resource management manager Delmar Carino and Philippine Information Agency Cordillera (PIA-CAR) regional director Helen Tibaldo.
After the program, the traditional parade will follow to be participated in by the government and non-government sectors divided in five divisions.
The first division will include the city officials, military officials, department heads and assistant department heads, other local and national officials (governors/congressmen and guests), regional directors, religious leaders, school heads and Department of Education officials. They will be led by the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR) marching band.
The second division to be led by the BCHS marching band will be composed of senior citizens and veterans, city employees, employees of national/regional offices and public school principals and teachers and religious groups.
The third division will be composed of the following with their accompanying bands:
Association of Barangay Councils with Pines City National High School marching band; Barangay delegation (Districts 1-5) with the Mabini Elementary School drum and lyre; Districts 6-10 with the Baguio Central School drum and lyre; Boy and Girl Scouts of the Philippines by the Dona Josefa Elementary School and other marching bands.
The fourth division will be composed of delegations from the academe, private schools, universities and colleges and technical vocational institutes to be led by the St. Louis University (high school) marching band while the fifth group will be formed by contingents from the non-government and private organizations, foreign communities, business sector, private sector, pony boys, National Students Training Program (NSTP), ARESOM and 106th CDC Contingent (AFP reservists). By Aileen P. Refuerzo
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Refer to Ferdie Cariño Castañeda