LGU-Larena led by Hon. Mayor Dean S. Villa joins the nation in commemorating the 118th Philippine Independence with the theme “KALAYAAN 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong”. Amidst rain, various national and private agencies join the simple celebration. The said event started with a Flag Raising Ceremony followed with a short message and acknowledgements given by Mayor Villa and then finally concelebrated a Holy Mass with a homily touching about Philippine Independence delivered by Rev. Fr. Ronnie Ablong.