Five reasons to ‘stand up, sign up’ on Monday, National Heroes’ Day


Teddy Casiño

On Monday, August 25, National Heroes’ Day, thousands of Filipinos will be in Luneta from 6am-12nn for the “Stand Up, Sign Up Against All Pork Barrel” event. Here’s five reasons why you should be there too:

1. It’s a holiday, what better day to visit Rizal Park?

August 25 being National Heroes’ Day, there are no classes and offices. It’s the best time to make pasyal in a park. And what better park than Rizal Park, where you can visit the monument of our national hero Jose Rizal?

2. It’s good for your health.

The event starts at 6am with a short run along Roxas Blvd to be led by Fr. Robert Reyes. After that there will be zumba and tai-chi sessions led by volunteer professionals.

3. It’s good for the country’s health.

After the short exercises, you can sign up for the people’s initiative – a petition that seeks…

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