HONOR. Dominican student leaders led by the Supreme Student Council (SSC) during
the wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of former President Emilio Aguinaldo during the
celebration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day in Kawit, Cavite, June 12.
"Masarap maging Pilipino."
This was the message of the guest of honor, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson in the commemoration of the 119th anniversary of the Philippines Independence, at the Aguinaldo Shrine Kawit, Cavite, June 12.
Thirty-eight Dominicans consisting of 30 student leaders and eight faculty members represented the school in the socio-civic parade, flag raising and wreath-laying ceremonies in the historic Aguinaldo Shrine.
The natural born Caviteno senator conveyed with utmost sincerity about how much the Filipino people wanted freedom and what freedom returned and did for its people in his speech.
Showing gratitude, he calmly remarked “ang mga makabagong katipunero ng Pilipinas,” thanking the PNP officers, guests, and all Filipinos living and enjoying the benefits of the country’s independence.
In addition, Sen. Lacson’s shared his realization that lead him to asking the people, “may pagbabago ba? Kapag sinabi na wala, ang susunod na tanong ay bakit?” he added.
LEADERS. SDC-BED SSC President Miguel Alvarez with Sen. Panfilo Lacson during the 119th Independence Day Celebration in Kawit, Cavite, June 12.
“Malaya na tayo sa madilim nating kahapon, ngunit hindi ito nangangahulugang nakaungos na tayo sa paninindak sa ating inang bayan,” he answered the question every Filipino wanted to know.
He also mentioned about poverty and the war that broke out two weeks in Marawi City. He said that poverty and lack of peace is what locks us and prevents us to be truly free.
“Kapag ang pinuno ay naiiba sa mga nauna sakanya, mas may magandang pagkakataon magkaroon ng pag-asa at pagbabago,” he explained.
“Subali’t ako ang pangunahing tagapagsalita, kaya kahit pansamantala, wala kayong magagawa kundi dinggin ang aking pananalita,” he added.
He also said that the world saw the camaraderie of Filipinos helping each other to obtain freedom for all and ended in a good way.
To end his speech he acclaimed how colorful the Filipino history is, with its beautiful landscape and three Filipino virtues our parents thought us that led Sen. Lacson to say “Masarapmaging Pilipino.”
On the other hand, selected Dominican Scouts were also invited at the flag raising ceremony of the SM City Bacoor for the mall’s Independence Day program.