By Glazyl Masculino
BACOLOD CITY – The city and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) unveiled last Monday a marker for the Tindalo tree that President Manuel L. Quezon planted in 1938.
Councilor Ana Marie Palermo and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairman Virgilio Almario led the unveiling of the marker at the city plaza during the 141st birth anniversary of the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth.
Quezon signed the Charter of Bacolod City on June 18, 1938. On Oct. 19 of the same year, he came to Bacolod for its inauguration as a chartered city.
The tree, which Quezon planted during his visit, symbolizes the service and honor of the forefathers who contributed for the development and prosperity of the city.
Palermo said the Tindalo tree should be a pride of Bacolod, as it witnessed the history of Bacolod for the past 81 years.
“We are very proud that we are also part of the history,” she said.
Bacolod is hosting the three- day national congress on native language that started Monday.
The KWF has partnered with La Consolacion College (LCC) for the congress which is also being held at the SMX Convention Center.