Provincial Administrator Abelardo Yogyog said that health protocols will be strictly implemented for the safety of all attendees.
A simple triage will be established at Ibulao, Dinapugan and Julungan, and the Kiangan Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 also requires medical certificate, wearing of face shield and face mask.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “75 Years.. Celebrating the Heroism of the Past, Present and Future”.
Activities to be conducted include candle lighting and wreath laying, Eucharistic celebration, gun salute, a program with Congressman Solomon Chungalao as keynote speaker and awarding of recognition to surviving veterans.
Republic Act No. 11120 declared September 2 of every year a special nonworking holiday in the province of Ifugao in commemoration of the surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines during the Second World War in Kiangan, Ifugao in 1945.
Yamashita was brought to Baguio City the following day, Sept. 3, 1945, where he signed his surrender documents. His surrender signalled the end of WWII in Asia Pacific. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
ull opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon