118th Anniversary Celebration of the
Formal & Official hoisting of
Philippine Flag in Mindanao
Guigona Park, Butuan City
17 January 2017



Government employees, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, students, media, and private individuals gather at Guingona Park, Butuan City for the 118th Official and Formal hoisting of Philippine Flag in Mindanao on January 17, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

Butuan City vice mayor Jose Aquino II underscores that Filipinos should give value to the efforts of their ancestors who contributed to the success of the country in attaining freedom and independence, which all are enjoying today during the 118th Anniversary celebration of the formal and official hoisting of Philippine Flag in Mindanao held at Guingona Park, Butuan City on January 17, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

During the 118th anniversary celebration of the formal and official hoisting of Philippine Flag in Mindanao held at Guingona Park, Butuan City on January 17, 2017, Greg Hontiveros, a historian, recalls how Filipinos in the past struggled to fight for their independence and claim what the people in the country deserve. He says that people of today should be able to embrace the good qualities of the Filipinos and be a good example to others. (PIA Caraga)

Butuan City mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada during the 118th Anniversary celebration of the formal and official hoisting of Philippine Flag in Mindanao held at Guingona Park, Butuan City on January 17, 2017. Lagnada says that it is not right for Filipinos to stand suffering. This is the time for all Filipinos to act as one nation to realize the collective aspirations for their motherland. (PIA Caraga)

The students under the Special Program of the Arts of Agusan National High School perform the reenactment of the historical play of the official and formal hoisting of the Philippine Flag in Mindanao, held at the Guingona Park, Butuan City on January 17, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

The releasing of doves and community singing led by government officials culminated the short program of the 118th anniversary celebration of the formal and official hoisting of the Philippine Flag in Mindanao held at Guingona Park, Butuan City on January 17, 2017. (PIA Caraga)

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