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Last Living HUK Commander Passes Away
Jet Rivera
A day after the death of the oldest Filipino World War II veteran, another esteemed World War II veteran succumbed to illness on June 30, 2015, just before her 93rd birthday. She is SimeonaPunsalan-Tapang, more popularly known as Kumander Guerrero, the last living high-ranking commander of the Hukbong Bayan Laban saHapon (HUKBALAHAP), a guerrilla group that grew infamous in Central and Southern Luzon during the World War II.
Oldest Living Filipino War Veteran Dies at 107
Jet Rivera
It is with deep sadness that the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office announces the death of the country's Oldest Filipino World War II veteran, Engineer Fernando Perez Javier, this morning, 29 June 2015, in Baguio City due to illness at 107.
APEC Delegates Pay Tribute to Filipino Heroes, Visit Mt. Samat
Che Lacbawan
APEC Delegates Pay Tribute to Filipino Heroes, Visit Mt. Samat Shrine In solidarity with the Filipino people celebrating the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence, delegates to the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop paid tribute to the country’s fallen heroes through a visit to the Mt. Samat National Shrine in Bgy. Diwa Pilar, Bataan last 12 June 2015.
2nd AFP Summit Promotes Patriotism in Social Media
Che Lacbawan
Patriotism in the social media has been expensively promoted during the 2nd AFP Social Media Summit held at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City last 23 June 2015.
Ilocos Sur Celebrates 70th Year of Victory at Bessang Pass
Jet Rivera/ Che Lacbawan
Ilocos Sur celebrated the victory of the Filipino freedom-fighters at the Battle of Bessang Pass some 70 years ago against the Imperial Japanese Army led by the fierce “Tiger of Malaya,” Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita which led to his retreat in Kiangan and eventual surrender, thus ending three years of Japanese occupation.
PVAO Marks 117th Independence Day at Heroes Shrine
April Joyce Hermosa
To mark the 117th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) joined the nation in commemorating this significant national observance last June 12, 2015 at the Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion, North Cemetery, City of Manila.

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