The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

War veterans recognized during Victory Day in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 9 (PIA) -- The heroism of World War II(WWII)  veterans in Baguio City and Benguet were recognized during the celebration of the National Victory Day here recently.

 

At least 15 war veterans who fought for freedom of the Filipinos during the WWII received medals and plaques from the Department of National Defense (DND) - Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) led by Usec. Ernesto Carolina and the city officials led by Acting Mayor Faustino Olowan and Congressman Mark Go represented by his wife Sol Go, during the Victory Day celebration on September 3, at the Veterans Park, Harrison Road. here.

Defense  Undersecretary and PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina with the Baguio City officials led by Acting Mayor Faustino Olowan recognize  the heroism of the World War II heroes during the 74th National Victory Day celebration at the Veterans Park in Baguio City on Tuesday, September 3. (RMC- PIA CAR)

Awardees from Baguio City include Angelo Viloria Andrada, Romeo Marcelino de Guzman, Icasiano Pastrana Indon, Gregorio de Paz Lopez and Orlando Claudio Pimentel.

From   the province of Benguet,  awardees were  Danio Togmina Becasen of Tawang, Wilfredo Valdez Estandian of Km. 3,  and  Magno Galwan Lamsis of Bineng, all of La Trinidad; Catel Molagat Dagsa of Pudong, Kapangan;  Florendo Ngamay Pool of Tuba, and  Eusebio Sadca Pasadillo of Palasaan, Mankayan.

Veterans Isabelo Tulian Alberto of Karao, Bokod; Pilingan Baysen Biang of Pudong Kapangan, and Silvino Pitas Palaoag of Twin Peaks, Tuba, all of Benguet, were posthumously  awarded.

The oldest war veteran awarded was Cato Dampas Pulac of La Trinidad, Benguet at the age of 101.

Despite being in a wheelchair, Pulac showed strong will and commitment as he stood up and walked to the stage assisted by family members to receive his medal and plaque during the ceremony.

Pulac who joined the resistance on June 7, 1943 rendered military service under the United States Army Forces in the Philippines – North Luzon as a rifleman. His unit   participated in the long battle in Bessang – Cervantes operations against the Japanese Forces which would ultimately led to the capture of General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Kiangan, Ifugao on Sept. 2, 1945  and formal surrender in Baguio City the following day.

DND Undersecretary and PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina with the Baguio City officials lead  the wreath laying ceremony during the 74th National Victory Day celebration at the Veterans Park in Baguio City on September 3. (RMC- PIA CAR)

Carolina stressed that the celebration was dedicated to the heroes of WWII, the war veterans who offered and sacrificed their lives to attain freedom of the Filipinos. He said the heroes represent the gallantry and bravery of the Filipino people.

He said  the  veterans were recognized for their contribution during the war which  had been made part of a glorious chapter in the history of the Philippines and will be etched forever in the country's  rich history and will serve as an inspiration to the youth of this generation, to love and serve the country and to fight for peace and freedom at all cost.

The Victory Day program kicked off with the wreath laying ceremony by the Philippine Veterans Bank, PVAO, war veterans, Sons and Daughters of war veterans and  city officials.

A 21 gun salute was rendered by the Baguio City Police Office and the taps and ruffle by the Philippine Military Academy.

The Baguio City National High School –Special Program for the Arts also performed a play that depicts historical accounts leading to the Victory Day and end of the Second World War in Asia Pacific.

Olowan and  Go delivered their Victory Day messages stressing that Baguio City is a very important part of history since the WWII in the Asia Pacific started in Baguio City  with the bombings of Camp John Hay on December 8, 1941 that ended in the city with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender of the Japanese forces on Sept. 3, 1945 by Gen. Yamashita, also at Camp John Hay.(JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

  • Phase 2 of Baguio-Benguet college sports league resumes

    BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) will resume its second phase of games after the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet that ends on February 21.

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

Benguet

  • Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

    CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

Mt. Province

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

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