By: Ma. Cristina Pangan
VYP-MSC Institute of Technologyin its aim to instill patriotism and develop social awareness and participation in its students, joined the whole nation in the 150th birthday celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero.
In San Pablo City’s commemoration of Rizal’s birthday held at the City Plaza on June 18, 2011, officers of the MSC High School Student Council and other students, together with their principal Mrs. Lerma S. Prudente and members of the faculty, joined other schools, civic and non-government organizations and the local city government in the flower offering as a sign of homage to our national hero.
The program which started at 8 am and hosted by Mr. Alejo Genove and Ms. Donnabel Eseo also featured speeches from some government officials, all of which focused on the remarkable life and deeds of Dr. Jose Rizal.
Yellow and white balloons were flown to signify the courage and love our hero had for our country,
A ceremonial toast concluded the celebration.
The program also showcased different cultural and musical abilities of students from different schools in San Pablo City.