Over 300 Unite for a Meaningful Independence Day in SM Baliwag

by - June 14, 2019

It is a celebration of patriotism, history and culture as SM City Baliwag stand with the nation in the commemoration of 121st Philippine Independence Day.

Igniting the celebration were over 300 contingents including men in uniform who shared their talents and skills in troop demonstration on one unique occasion. Present on the ceremony are troops from Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Baliwag Traffic Management Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

The 48 Infantry Battalion imparted their skills in squad demo, giving audience an overview of their gears and preparation in time of battle.

Troop from AFP’s 48 IB Band also proved their talent beyond battlefield through their timely performance of the popular OPM song Bandila. Viewers and guests were also inspired as they sang their momentous piece Sundalo.

SM City Baliwag welcome Independence with a meaningful presentation of Baliuag’s pride- the Rondalla Performers by Cuerdas Music & Arts Center with their performance of the Philippine Nation Anthem followed by special folk songs through the accompaniment of their cuerdas or stringed instruments.

To engage shoppers on the country’s rich culture and tradition, SM City Baliwag, brought to life some of popular Filipino games, through an imaginative Pop Art Installation that gave a playful take on the traditional Pinoy sports such as sepak takraw, sipa, palo sebo, luksong baka, and saranggola. The Pop Art Filipino Game were showcased through dimensional figures of Pinoy kids at play.

“We hope to impart the valuable Filipino traits to the new generation through our centerpieces,” said SM City Baliwag Assistant Mall Manager Rodora Tolentino. She shared that the mall’s Pop Art displays Filipino’s teamwork, resilience and camaraderie; qualities that contributed to our freedom.

SM Center Pulilan likewise promoted Filipino pride with a colorful presentation of Bulacan’s famous Fiestas. The Kneeling Carabao, Buntal, Singkaban and Obando Feast were interpreted through a modern centerpiece located at the mall atrium.

The Philippine Independence Day is celebrated simultaneously in all SM Supermalls.

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