The Philippines will celebrate its independence day today, Sunday, June 12, 2011. The celebrations will start with a simultaneous flag raising ceremony in different cities and prominent historical places in the country.
Philippine flags will be raised simultaneously in Luneta, Davao City, Cebu City, Cavite, Barasoain Church and at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City.
Philipine President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his first independence day speech in Kawit, Cavite. He will also lead the wreath-laying ceremony as well as the flag raising in the balcony of the historical Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine.
The theme for this year’s Independence Day celebration is “Kalayaan, Paninindigan ng Bayan” (Freedom, Stand for it) described as the Philippines call to action. A parade will be held at around 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. at the Quirino Grandstand.
Different government agencies will have their own way of celebrating the Philippine Independence Day 2011. The Department of Labor and Employment will be having a job fair in Luneta, in which there are 23,000 jobs available for both local and international.
Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit will join the celebration as well by giving a free rides to the public 7 A.M to 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.
The Philippine government had alloted a total of P10 million for the celebration of the 113th Philippine Independence Day.
During the celebrations in Luneta there were roads that will be closed to traffic. The north and southbound lane along Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak to TM Kalaw St.