|August is Quezon City Month of Heroes|
The month of August is filled with meaningful celebrations for the residents of the city as Quezon City government primes for four commemorative events that defined the history of the metropolis and the country.
The first of the events is for the 68th Death Anniversary of the former President and first visionary of Quezon City Manuel Luis Quezon on August 1. A mass, floral offering and blessing of the President’s tomb at the Quezon Memorial Circle are set for the commemoration.
The city will celebrate the 134th Birth anniversary of the former President Manuel Luis Quezon on August 19 which will be led by the National Historical Commission in cooperation with the local government. A cultural program is set to celebrate the important contributions of the great president for the development of our culture, independence and democracy.
Another great man will be celebrated as the city commemorates the 29th Death anniversary of the nationalist Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on August 21. A mass and wreath-laying ceremony will take place on his monument at the corner of Timog and Quezon Avenues.
Last of the August celebrations will be the 116th anniversary of the Cry of the Pugad Lawin, the event that signaled the start of the Phillipine Revolution against the Spanish rule, on August 23. This vital part of Philippine history will be commemorated with wreath-laying ceremonies on Bonifacio Shrine in Balintawak and Pugad Lawin Shrine in Barangay Bahay Toro. A flag-raising ceremony and cultural presentation will likewise be staged in the Pugad Lawin Shrine to honor the fallen comrades that sacrificed their lives for the freedom that Filipinos relish today.