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PIA Press Release
2009/06/12

Sec. Durano cites youths' role in building a better Philippines

by Robert E. Roperos

Butuan City (June 12) -- Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary and Caraga Cabinet Officer for Regional Development Joseph Ace Durano emphasized the role of the youths in building a better country in the future.

In his keynote speech highlighting the opening ceremonies of the "Kalayaan 2009," commemorating the 111th year of the Philippine Independence here, Sec. Durano pointed out the important role to be played by the youths of today and the future generations, after witnessing the astounding performances of the elementary pupils and high school students.

"Ang performance sa atong mga kabatan-onan karong buntaga naga-aghat kanato ug ato na'ngh makita kung unsa ang mahimong kaugmaon sa atong nasud nga Pilipinas. Mao nga atong ampingan ang atong mga kabatan-onan." (The performance of our youths this morning tells us what future lies ahead for our country. So, we have to take care of our youths.), Sec. Durano said.

Sec. Durano also led the ceremonial hoisting of the flag assisted by some local officials of the city headed by Mayor Democrito Plaza II who is represented by Vice Mayor Dino Claudio Sanchez. Some regional heads of offices also joined the Secretary.

Prior to the opening ceremonies, a motorcade was conducted with government offices participating. The motorcade started at the city's Sports Complex about four kilometers from the city's Rizal Park the venue of the Opening Ceremonies.

During the program, series of cultural performances were presented by students of Agusan National High School (ANHS) and pupils of Butuan Central Elementary School (BCES).

Sec. Durano was introduced in a "unique" way through a Speech Choir performance of BCES Special Education (SPED) Class, where the Secretary was overwhelmed with the kids' performance, receiving an overwhelming applause from the crowd estimated at 2,000.

This year's celebration of the 111th Philippine Independence is anchored on the theme: "Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan tungo sa tunay na Kalayaan".

After the opening ceremonies, Sec. Durano proceeded to Almont Hotel's Inland Resort where the Awarding Ceremonies of employment contracts, livelihood funding checks, and Pangulong Gloria Scholarship coupons took place. (PIA-Caraga) [top]

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