|KOR former-Senator Joey Lina with the tallest statue of Rizal at the Calamba City Hall complex in the backdrop|
The celebration is being undertaken by Mayor Joaquin Chipeco, with the coordination of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), the Department of Tourism, the Department of Education, and the Calamba City Council. It aims to promote awareness of the life, ideals, greatness, works and patriotism of Rizal, as well as his contribution to the development of Philippine nationhood.
The selected submissions to the photo exhibit were taken during the whole-day activities on June 19, 2011, during the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration. Certificates will be given to the photographers of the selected photos.
Source: Photos from the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration
Photos and Text by Grace Bondad Nicolas