Jagna observes Rizal Day in Run for Leyte event

On December 30 is the 117th observance of the nationalism and martyrdom of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. This year’s theme of the celebration is “Rizalismo: Sandigan ng Kaunlaran, Pagkakaisa at Kapayapaan”.

The Local Government Unit of Jagna in celebration of Rizal’s nationalism and martyrdom and in the spirit of Pagkakaisa will hold a “Run for a Cause: Run for Leyte” on December 30 at 7:00AM instead of holding a regular program. This celebration is aimed to arouse the nationalistic fervor of the people as well as be one with the victims of the recent calamities through a collective fund-raising to aid them in rebuilding.

Wreath-laying at the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Jagna will be done prior to the main event. Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla will lead the wreath-laying to be followed by Vice Mayor Bonifacio J. Virtudes, Jr. and members of the 8th Sangguniang Bayan.

At 7:30, Run for a Cause: Run for Leyte will commence. The assembly area is at the Rizal Park and the runners/joggers will traverse through barangay roads completing a 3- kilometer plus route going back to the Rizal Park.

A registration of ten pesos per regular employee will go to the victims of ST Yolanda in Leyte through the parish.

Invited to celebrate the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal are national government agencies, provincial agencies and local businesses.