Aquino leads 116th Rizal Day rites

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III led the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in ceremonies held at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park, Manila on Sunday.

This year’s observance of Rizal Day coincided with the 100th year marking the transfer of Rizal’s mortal remains, which were kept in his sister Narcisa’s house in Binondo, Manila to the National Hero’s monument in Luneta. Read more