Ne'er Shall invaders trample thy sacred shores!
remember your forefathers
whose heart and soul blazed with the love for sweet freedom,
with heads held high in dignity and honor.
find their spirit of sacrifice alive in us all.
a benevolent ruler of the visayan people,
a valiant warden of the ligt of islam
a victorious defender of our homeland
the first asisn to withstand colonial forces.
a peaceful leader impelled to raise his kampilan
to defend our land of our heritage,
our verdant isles, that for� ages fostered freedom, place and prosperity
he united the people to resist when the price of peace
was to bow before a forign king and surrender our birthright.
time elapsed and history indentfind a great numder
of our musch laudable countrymen.
henceforth.after four centuries
came the brave who wielded his pen against the exploits of spanish colonization
Dr. jose p rizal
his compelling writings� howling for emancipation
the first asian to stir up within people`s hearts a revolution against colonial forces.
herewith we rememder the fortitude of our nodle countrymen-
with rizal in the forefront
and lapu-lapu as forerunner;
two proud sons of the malay rice�
symbols of harmony in diversity and respect for each other`s credo,strata, and religion.
both testifying that we, as a country should be united
bear the seeds oftheir their resolute valor
as we stand herewith to witness
the valiant legacy of our forebearers
THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF RICHARD J. GORDON, SECRETARY OF THURISIM
Dedicated on february 5, 2004