THE NAGA City Government, through the Raul S. Roco Library, has arranged a program of activities this Friday (August 4) meant to commemorate the first death anniversary of the late Sen. Raul S. Roco.
The pride of Naga City, Roco succumbed to cancer on August 5, 2005 at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City. According to Federico Vinluan, acting city librarian, a series of activities will be held on Saturday in Metro Manila, where the former senator and education secretary made his mark in the national consciousness.
The activities here include:
- A memorial mass at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Basilica Minore from 8:30 am
- Wreath laying at Roco's grave at the Sto. Nino Memorial Park from 9:40-10 am, and
- A tribute entitled "Embraced by God" at the Plaza Quezon from 7-8 pm (or alternatively, at the Arrupe Hall at the Ateneo de Naga University if the weather will not cooperate).
Photo nicked from the article "Nearly everybody loves Raul Roco."