VM Rama on 123rd Tres de Abril: ‘Let us continue to protect the freedom of our beloved Cebu’


The Battle of Tres de Abril 123 years ago is a reminder of how our forefathers died for our freedom against the Spanish rule, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said.

Rama said every Cebuano must exercise said freedom and protect this against all forms of threats that include environmental destruction, illegal drugs, and corruption.

“At present, our city is still facing threats against the very freedom and democracy that was fought out by our forefathers. Let us continue to protect the freedom of our beloved Cebu,” the vice mayor said in a prepared message read by his executive staff Niel Odchigue. (

On Saturday, some City Hall officials and employees gathered at the marker that is located at the intersection of V. Rama and Tres de Abril Street in Barangay Pahina Central for a short program to remember how Cebuano Katipuneros led by Pantaleon Villagas fought against the Spanish Empire 123 years ago.

“We take pride in the active action of our forebearers who carried out the Cebuano revolution,” said Rama.

The chairperson for the City Historical Affairs Commission also reiterated his call fort he protection of the city’s historical heritage.