05 April 2017
Did you know?
Pursuant to Executive No. 2013, series of 1987 and Presidential Proclamation No. 466, series of 1989, the Philippines celebrates April 9 of every year as Araw ng Kagitingan, and the period April 5 to 11 as Philippine Veterans Week.
Anchored on the theme, “Ika-75 taon: ‘Parangal sa mga Beterano, Tungo sa Bayan na Nararapat sa mga Pilipino, mga Pilipino na Nararapat sa Bayan’, “ the Philippine Veterans Week kicks off with the Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio with the Secretary of National Dense, Honorable Delfin N Lorenzana, as guest of honor and speaker.
Apart from this, other activities have been lined up. The following are:
April 7 at 09:00 a.m. - Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Filipino Heroes Memorial, Corregidor Island, Cavite with Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma R Santos AFP (Ret)
April 9 at 09:00 a.m. – 75th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan at Mount Samat National Shrine, Pilar, Bataan with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
April 10 at 09:00 a.m. – Paggunita sa Capas at Capas National Shrine, Capas, Tarlac with Honorable Leopoldo Bataoil
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