Bulan, Sorsogon, December 30, 2009: Bulanenos of all ages today gathered at the Bulan Freedom Park to offer flowers and wreaths before the Rizal Monument in honor of the country’s foremost hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. This year is Rizal’s 113th anniversary since his death on Bagumbayan on December 30, 1896.
Mayor Helen De Castro led the LGU officials and employees in the ceremony. It was attended by the different local government and Bulan-based national government agencies (NGAs), as well as different community organizations. The PNP Bulan Municipal Police Station headed by Chief Efren Orlina provided the honor guard during the wreath-laying. Representatives from the Liga ng mga Barangay, the Department of Education, the religious sector, the senior citizens, the veterans, and various organizations, fraternities, sororities all came to pay tribute to the national hero.
Every year, in observance of tradition, Bulanenos, together with the rest of the nation celebrate Rizal Day, a national non-working holiday.