Issue of September 6, 2020
Mt. Province
Other Links:
Ifugao honors WWII heroes, frontliner’s bravery, sacrifices
by Marcelo B. Lihgawon /PIA

KIANGAN, Ifugao – This province commemorated the 75th Victory Day Sept. 2 by honoring the gallantry and  sacrifices  of World War II soldiers and guerrillas and the frontliners in the battle against the Covid-19.

With the theme “75 Years…Celebrating the heroism of the past, present and future,” the program was graced by Rep. Solomon Chungalao, represented by his chief of staff Atty. Edmond Kindipan.

Chungalao said that the commemoration is not for the surrender of Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita, but for the gallantry, heroism, valor, and sacrifice of the Filipino soldiers including Ifugao guerillas who gave us the independence that we now enjoy yet on many occasions take for granted, as well as the modern day heroes leading the fight against the Covid-19.

“While today’s occasion afford an opportunity to commemorate the gallantry, heroism and valor of people who fought during the World War II, I also take this opportunity to pay tribute to our modern heroes – our frontliners. God bless your sacrifices and best efforts. And may God keep you safe always,” Chungalao said.

He also reiterated the government’s appeal to the populace of obeying basic health protocols, courtesy, and discipline.

Gov. Jerry Dalipog said everyone should be thankful as the Victory Day is not only a momentous day but a precious moment in Philippine history, the tribute which was written and sealed teaches every Filipino the virtue of patriotism and comradeship, as we are determined to embrace the common thread of peace, freedom and victory.

He also stressed that in this time of peril, everyone should stay strong, brave, and resilient, and should not only live for themselves but for others as only then that can peace exist.

“Let us be heroes ourselves and follow what our government says – to be disciplined and follow protocols. This way, we will save lives, especially the lives who will mold the future of our nation. May we all be victorious in our fight against this pandemic,” Dalipog said.

Retired Brigadier General Ramon Yogyog of the Philippine Army narrated some important accounts about the WWII and how General Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial army entered and surrendered in Kiangan, Ifugao on Sept. 2, 1945 ending WWII in Asia Pacific.

In commemoration of this historic event, Republic Act 11120 declared Sept. 2 of every year a special nonworking holiday in Ifugao.  

As precautionary measure for the health and safety of everyone, the organizers of this year’s event established a triage area and the limited attendees wearing face masks and face shields were checked based on the submitted lists of participants. Physical distancing was also implemented.

Read more:

Your Ad Here

Albergo Hotel and Residences

Baguio Central University
Department of Health – CAR
King’s College of the Philippines
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montesorri, Inc.
Pines City Colleges
R.A. Gapuz Review Center

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Country Club
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
GMS Technology
Gov. and Mrs. Crescensio and Jane Pacalso and Family
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
New Media Services
Northern Luzon School for the Visual Impaired, Inc.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association
Regional Development Council – CAR
National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – CAR Search Results Web result with site links Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – CAR

Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved.