Philippine Senate commemorates centennial anniversary in year-long celebration

The Philippine Senate is celebrating its 100 years of policy making and public service. The centennial anniversary of the Senate will be celebrated in a year-long series of events which will begin with a flag raising ceremony on Monday, October 12, 2015. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon will lead the kick-off event with a centennial message.

The activity will be followed with the unveiling of a brass marker containing Proclamation No. 1091, declaring October 2015 to October 2016 as the Centennial Year of the Senate of the Philippines, signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last August 7.

“It has been a century of big achievements and great challenges, of trials and of triumphs in service of the Filipino people, and we would like to invite you to come join us and the rest of the Filipino nation as we start celebrating the Senate Centennial Year starting this October 12, 2015 with the theme ‘Sandigan ng Demokrasya, Dangal ng Sambayanang Pilipino’,” Drilon said.

Other activities slated include a Eucharistic Mass celebration to be officiated by Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the Auxillary Bishops of Manila at 12 p.m, followed by a bike caravan hosted by the Senate Bikers Club at 2 p.m. and a 3-kilometer fun run hosted by the Samahan ng mga Empleyadong Nagkakaisa sa Adhikain ng Demokratikong Organisasyon (S.E.N.A.D.O.) at 3:30 p.m. The event will be capped with a fireworks display at night.

“We have a lot in store for all of you in this year-long Centennial celebration, so we’d like you to be one with us in reliving the glorious past hundred years of the Senate, as we look forward with hope to the bright future ahead,” Drilon said.