July 21, 2024

A sunset ceremony with wreath-laying and flag-flying at half-mast will mark the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan in Baguio City on April 11 at the Veteran’s Park, Harrison Road.
The activity scheduled 5:30 p.m. coincides with the culmination of the Veteran’s Week celebration per Proclamation 466 issued in 1989 which designated April for the said event to promote, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and deeds of Philippine war veterans as means of enhancing patriotism and love for country, particularly among the youth.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong issued Executive Order 35, s. 2023 mandating departments of the city government for the said events particularly the Baguio City Police Office for the color guards and rendering of 21 gun salute, taps and ruffles as well as traffic and security management.
War veterans in the city and veteran groups will also be invited for the said events.
Meanwhile, observance of the Liberation of Baguio will be held at 6 a.m. on April 27, the Burnham Lake platform area.
The sunrise ceremony will be held to commemorate the liberation of the city from the clutches of Japanese invaders during the World War II.
Wreaths and posthumous awards will be presented to select veterans identified by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan