Film showing, runs, art expo set for Lakbay Kasarinlan fest

>> Thursday, June 8, 2017

BAGUIO CITY -- The Emilio Aguinaldo Foundation has set series of events and activities for the 119th anniversary of Philippine Independence.
Emilio Aguinaldo Sungtay III, the Philippine hero’s grandson, headed  launching of “Lakbay Kasarinlan Festival, the Road to Philippine Independence Day celebration”,   in a media forum at the Aguinaldo Museum here recently.
Sungtay cited importance of Filipinos to be reminded once again on history of Philippine Independence and importance of the first Philippine Flag to spur patriotism of the Filipino people.
The celebration opened May 28 with the Philippine Flag Day program at the Aguinaldo Park that houses a museum on the history of Philippine Independence and where the historic 1st Philippine Flag is on display.
The National Flag Day will also open the Art Expo at the park showcasing artistic talents.  This will be in partnership with the Pasakalye Arts Community and will run up to June 12. A bonfire night for organizers, guests and media practitioners will cap the day.
There will also be bazaar and food expo in partnership with the City Tourism Office. 
A film expo of patriotic films will also be featured in the festival through the Cinematheque of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
For June 12 - Independence Day, there will be a “Flag” Run with various categories such as 1km for kids, and 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K run for young adults and other health buffs. Aside from promoting healthy living, the fun run also aimsto bring out the patriotism of Filipinos.
The city government will also spearhead an Independence Day program and fireworks on June 12.

Sungtay was joined in the forum by festival partners- SM Baguio marketing manager John Rey Langit, Baguio   artist Roland Bay-an, City Tourism Office OIC Joma Rivera, JT Gonzales also of the Aguinaldo Foundation and festival organizer Arvin Molintas. -- S. Yusuf and K. Valdrez –PIA/UC interns  


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