Angono LGU marks National Heroes’ Day with offering of seedlings, plants, cleaning materials

Published August 30, 2021, 7:17 PM

by Nel Andrade

Instead of flowers that easily decay, seedlings and fruit bearing plants took the center stage in today’s National Heroes’ Day ceremony in Angono, Rizal.

Unlike in other towns, Angono marked the day of the country’s heroes with plant offering at the foot of Dr. Jose P. Rizal monument at the town plaza fronting the municipal hall.

Mayor Jeri Mae Calderon led the Angono municipal government officials, the Knights of Rizal, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Liga ng mga Barangay (League of Barangays) in Angono in the offering ceremony.

(Photo from Jeri Mae Calderon’s Facebook page/MANILA BULLETIN)

Broom sticks and dust pans to symbolize cleanliness were also among the items offered during the event.

The administration of Mayor Calderon has been using fruit bearing plants and other valuable items, instead of fresh flowers, during wreath-laying rites in the town since last year.