SDO Balanga City joined the simultaneous flag raising ceremony of the DepEd families across the nation. This is in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the victory at Mactan. Both internal and external stakeholders of DepEd Balanga were enjoined to participate in this momentous occasion held at the Liberty Shrine in Mactan, Lapu-lapu City. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his virtual message in this event, the celebration of Quintennial Commemoration of Lapu-lapu’s heroic deeds as the first Filipino hero. DepEd Secretary,Dr.Leonor Magtolis-Briones, gave her very inspiring stories of nationalism and patriotism in light of how Lapu-lapu showed his bravery and hospitality to the Spaniards. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea led the wreath-laying ceremony at the Liberty Shrine.