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Honor guards raise a giant Philippine flag to start the celebrations for national hero Jose Rizal's 150th birthday, held at the Rizal Shrine in Luneta Park, Manila. (Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images)

Maligayang Kaarawan: Gat. Jose Rizal @ 150

21 June 2011

Filipinos celebrate the 150th birthday of the Philippines' National Hero, Jose Riza on June 19, 2011. President Benigno S. Aquino III unveils the world's tallest Rizal Statue in Calamba City. Photos by Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images and Malacanang Photo Bureau.