ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The city government will lead on Friday the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the Filipino revolutionary leader who became the first Philippine president.
Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar will lead the Friday flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds in recognition of the revolutionary leader who fought for Philippine Independence during the Spanish and American regimes.
Aguinaldo became the first President of the Republic of the Philippines under the Malolos Congress.
The celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of Aguinaldo is pursuant to Memorandum Circular 2019-37 issued March 11, 2019 by Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año.
The memorandum enjoins all local chief executives “to conduct simple but meaningful commemorative activities such as flag raising and wreath laying rites, display the Philippine flag and Emilio Aguinaldo logo in offices and other related activities in their respective localities.”
Aguinaldo was a Filipino revolutionary, politician and military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia.