Issue of April 8, 2018

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by Julie G. Fianza / PIO

City officials, World War II and post-war veterans, and their families are commemorating the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9 at the Veterans Park in Harrison Road.

The program starts at 8 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument led by Rep. Marquez Go, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog with the veterans, sons and daughters of veterans, and other guests.

Cadets from the Philippine Military Academy will execute the traditional 21-gun salute, as the PMA band later plays the melancholy single-bugle call, Taps.

Philippine Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Donato San Juan II is the guest of honor and speaker.

San Juan II of the PMA Maharlika Class 1984 is a well trained, bemedalled soldier who served for 33 years in various positions of the Armed Forces until his appointment as PMA superintendent in 2016. He was also recognized in community and non-combat pursuits.

He will be introduced by City Administrator Carlos Canilao.

Go and Domogan will give their messages and will lead the recognition of World War II veterans.

The Igorot World War II veterans from Baguio and its suburbs have always been recognized as “excellent fighting men,” according to Gen. Arthur MacArthur, as quoted in a Pittsburgh, U.S.A. newspaper, in 1942. The “fighting men” were with the surrender and joined the Death March of Bataan to Tarlac, which claimed the lives of joint US-Filipino forces, commemorated today as Araw ng Kagitingan.

Bilog will deliver the closing message.

The theme for this year’s commemorative ceremonies is “Kagitingan at pagmamahal sa Pilipinas para sa tunay na pagbabago.”  

Araw ng Kagitingan precedes the commemoration of Baguio’s Liberation on April 27.

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Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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