Surigao city commemorates the 126th Independence Day

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photo courtesy of Surigao City PIO

Surigao City commemorated the 126th Philippine Independence Day with a solemn ceremony, earlier today, June 12, 2024, at the City Hall.

City Mayor Pablo Yves L. Dumlao II, City Vice Mayor Alfonso S. Casurra, Provincial Governor Robert Lyndon S. Barbers, Provincial Vice Governor Eddie Geed Gokiangkee, Jr., and Congressman Robert Ace S. Barbers (represented by Congressional Chief of Staff Liza L. Monteros) led the gathering. They were joined by City Councilors and Provincial Board Members.

The Guest of Honor, Major General Jose Maria Cuerpo II, Commander of the 4th Infantry Diamond Division, delivered an inspiring address. He reflected on the theme “Kalayaan. Kasaysayan. Kinabukasan.” And emphasized the nation’s resilience and determination to uphold its sovereignty.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Quick Action Response Team, City Police, Surigao del Norte Police, PNP Maritime, Philippine Coastguard, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Army, Provincial DRRMO, City Traffic and Management Office, uniformed personnel, national line agencies, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines led the Parade of Assets with uniformed personnel and showcased their asset vehicles.

Worshipful Master of Masonic District RXIII Agusan Surigao Siargao Masonic Lodge No. 494 VW John Cubillan, Worshipful Master of VW Andoni T. Dumlao Masonic Lodge No. 424 WB Joshua Emilio S. Geli, and Worshipful Master of Mt. Diwata Masonic Lodge No. 236 WB Kristoffer M. Camacho led the Entry of the Philippine Flag together with the City Police. Meanwhile, the tribute to the flag was led by Roy Alemar C. Oleta of Mt. Diwata Masonic Lodge No. 236.

BGEN Arsenio Sadural, Commander of the 901st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, also graced the occasion.

The City Government of Surigao, through the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office, led by Tourism Officer Roselyn Merlin, successfully organized the event.

The commemoration served as a moment for reflection, celebration, and a reaffirmation of the Filipino spirit, particularly among the Batang Surigaonon. (Mark James Lisondra)

(Source: Surigao City PIO) 

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