March 22, 2023

KIANGAN, Ifugao – The province commemorated the 76th Victory Day Anniversary of World War II on Sept. 2 at the Peace Museum ground in this historic town.
 The Victory Day commemorates the surrender of Japanese Imperial Army Commander Tomoyuki Yamashita on Sept. 2, 1945 to the joint Filipino and American troops at the old Home Economics Building of the Kiangan Central School that ended WWII in the Asia-Pacific.
Kiangan Mayor Raldis Andrei Bu-layungan underscored the importance of cooperation through obedience and exercise of functions as government officials.
Gov. Jerry Dalipog, meanwhile, said the victory being celebrated demonstrates the Filipinos’ ability to overcome any adversity and be a source of strength and persistence for all to be on top of every situation that everyone may put in whether accidentally, incidentally or intentionally.
Rep. Solomon Chungalao through Lawyer Edmond Kindipan said the rights that we are enjoying now are the products of lives and sacrifices of our fathers and uncles who we called veterans.
Malacañang declared Sept. 2 as a special non-working day in Ifugao. – Marcelo B. Lihgawon