SM City San Jose del Monte Celebrates Independence Day


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Seen at the event were (from left to right) Tungkong Mangga Brgy. Captain Bernardo Medina; San Jose del Monte Deputy Chief of Police Chief Inspector Romeo Gahid; Assistant Mall Manager Nelson Lopez; and Customer Relations Services Manager Leandro Rosario Jr.
A meaningful celebration of Pinoy Pride was held yesterday at SM City San Jose del Monte in Bulacan as it commemorated the 120th Philippine Independence Day.  The Independence Day program started at 9 a.m. sharp when mall employees, tenants, affiliates, and partner agencies showed up in traditional Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana costumes as a sign of nationalism.
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Members of the Baliktanaw Performing Arts dance the Jota de Paragua.

Entrance of Colors

The invocation was led by members of First City Providential College Baliktanaw Performing Arts who sang the Tagalog version of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s The PrayerThis was followed by the entrance of colors under the leadership of the mall’s security forces together with the San Jose Band.

The ceremonial singing of Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine national anthem, was led by the grand winner of the Bulacan X Factor, Famela Anne Aglabtin. She also gave an unforgettable performance in her rendition of Anthony Castelo’s Daking Lahi.
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Bulacan X-Factor grand champion Famela Anne Aglabtin gave an impressive performance.

World-Class Dancers

Members of the Baliktanaw Performing Arts displayed the world-class talent of Filipinos as they danced the Jota de Paragua that originated from Cuyo, Palawan. The women waved their manton, or decorative shawl, while the men held bamboo castanets. The dance came from the Spanish capital of Seville and was adopted by the people of Palawan.
Also present at the event was Tungkong Mangga Barangay Captain Bernardo Medina who thanked SM Supermalls for remembering this important holiday. He was joined by Assistant Mall Manager Nelson Lopez who said Filipinos should always be grateful and honor the Philippine Flag since it symbolizes our triumph and independence.

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