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September 11, 2011


In observance of History Week from September 15-21, 2011 with the theme “Pag-alala sa Nakaraan, Pagsulong sa Kinabukasan” and the continuing celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines is spearheading two big events – the ROCK RIZAL and RUN RIZAL.

In collaboration with RockEd Philippines, Rock Rizal will be held on September 16, 2011 at the Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia. True-blooded rockers are invited to jam with the music of Ely Buendia, Sandwich, Ebe Dancel, Radio Active Sago Project, Jett Pangan, and a lot more. Prior to the concert, they worked together to produce an album that will feature songs covering the life and works of Jose Rizal. The album can be downloaded for free at RockEd’s Facebook account.

The Run Rizal will be held on September 18, 2011, a tie-up with the Animo Events Management. The run will start and end at the Rizal Monument and will wind through Roxas Blvd. and Diosdado Macapagal Avenue. Runners can participate in the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K. This run for-a-cause activity is for the benefit of the three Rizal Shrines administered by the NHCP, namely; Rizal Shrine Calamba, Rizal Shrine Dapitan, and Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago.

Registration fee is Ph 600 for 16K and Ph 500 for 3K, 5K, 10K (inclusive of singlet, timing chip and bib). Promo for students, government employees and novice runners in 3K is Ph 150, inclusive of timing chip and bib only. Registration is ongoing at the following sites: NHCP main office in Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila; Quezon Memorial Shrine (QMS), Quezon City Circle; Team Manila Stores in Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia; Rockwell and Phiten Stores at Robinsons Galleria and Shangrila Mall, and ARC Runners Circle.

Fore more information look for Mona Lisa Quizon at telephone nos. (02)523-9050 and (02)523-1037.

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