The 107th Anniversary of the Siege of Baler and the 4th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Celebration was held this morning at the Baler Church and Museo de Baler amidst intermittent rainfall. The simple celebration started with a wreath laying ceremony in front of the Baler Church followed by a program in front of Museo de Baler. The ceremonies were attended by different local government officials and representatives from the embassy of Spain and the National Historical Institute. Also present were representatives of the descendants of the heroes of the Siege of Baler and employees of different local government offices and students from the different schools of Baler.
Three new exhibits were also opened at the Museo de Baler, namely: The Ilongot, Local But Not Homegrown (plants introduced by Spain) and Lines Across Time (19th Century Fil-Hispanic Architecture).
More pictures to follow.