President Marcos Calls for National Unity in Independence Day Celebrations

Manila, Philippines – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has invited Filipinos to participate in the upcoming 126th Independence Day festivities, emphasizing a series of celebratory activities from June 10 to 12. In a video message released on social media on Sunday, the President called on citizens to express their national pride and engage in the commemorative events.

According to Philippines News Agency, the celebrations will feature a variety of attractions at Quirino Grandstand and Burnham Green in Rizal Park, including a cooking competition, an obstacle course race, nightly free concerts, a flea market showcasing local products, and free film screenings about Filipino heroes. Additionally, a caravan offering one-stop government services will be available at the venue to facilitate access to various administrative assistance.

President Marcos highlighted the main event on June 12, which will include a Freedom Parade with 22 floats crafted in the Philippines, representing participation from various provinces. The festivities will conclude with a free concert by the girl group Bini, celebrating the spirit of the occasion.