Independence Day celebration brings Abra to its past
PIA - Monday 19th June, 2017
BANGUED, Abra, June 19 (PIA) - The few surviving World War II veterans of Abra and the sons of daughters of veterans clothed in their white and blue uniform as they gave salute to the Philippine flag being raised while the Lupang Hinirang was sung during the 119th Philippine Independence Day celebration last Monday was a heart-warming sight.
Led by Darlito Dumlao, the District commander of the Veterans of Abra, they give inspiration and appreciation of what they have fought for in the past so that Filipinos may enjoy freedom and liberty from foreign domination.
Governor Ma. JocelynV. Bernos led the officials and employees of the provincial government and the national line agencies in the flag raising ceremony at Victoria Park atop Casamata Hill National Park in this capital town.
Bernos, assisted by Lt. Col. Thomas Dominic Baluga, commander of the 24th Infantry "Wildcat" Battalion, Philippine Army, led the wreath laying ceremony at the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
This year's commemoration of Philippine Independence started in upbeat mode with a band that played the Dianna at 5:00 AM around the Bangued Town Proper.
It also featured a the fun ride dubbed as "Ride with Joy to Mt. Sidir" attended by over 100 bikers who took off at Victoria Park, Casamata Hil in Bangued to Brgy Nagaparan, Danglas at the boundary of Abra and Nueva Era in the province of Ilocos Norte. (JDP/MTBB - PIA CAR, Abra)
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