Bulacan lawmaker wants August 30 named ‘National Press Freedom Day’

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Bulacan First District Rep. Jonathan Sy-Alvarado has announced that he will file a bill that will make August 30 “National Press Freedom Day,” the day when the Bulacan hero Marcelo H. Del Pilar was born. He made the announcement during the commemoration of the 166th birth anniversary of del Pilar at the latter’s shrine in Barangay San Nicolas. Sy-Alvarado said his proposal is supported by the National Press Club of the Philippines. He added that he will also file a bill seeking to rename the North Luzon Expressway Marcelo H. del Pilar Highway.

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