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Valencia City Honors War Veterans

Valencia City, April 10, 2017 - The City Government of Valencia paid tribute to war veterans during the observance of the Philippine Veterans Week and 75thAraw ng Kagitingan.

City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas led the ceremony and giving of certificates of recognition to five (5) living veterans.

Recognized were Vet. Calixto A. Tejedal, Vet. Roque C. Garcia, Vet. Angel S. de Vera, Vet. Modesto D. Bangis, and Vet. Pedro B. Guiwanon.

Recognition were also given to the spouses, sons and daughters of the late veterans who were present in the event.

In her message, Mayor Huervas said that the event was conducted not just to honor the veterans but also to give thanks for the tremendous contribution they made for the country.

“We are grateful enough for the sacrifices given by our veterans and without them we might not have the liberty that we are experiencing today,” Huervas said.

Marciano ArcillaLabitad, President of Sons and Daughters Association Inc., extended his gratitude to the city government for always recognizing the war veterans in the city.

“We are thankful to the city mayor for her continued support and for making this event possible,” Labitad said.

Further, a Pledge of Patriotism was also conducted and recited by the city employees during the event.

Valencia City joined the nation on its yearly observance of Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9 and Philippine Veterans Week on April 5 to 11.

(Aron A. Rempohito , AA IV - PIO)