Veterans Honored in a Concert
Veterans had a blast at the Konsiyerto ng Sundalo para kina Lolo at Lola Beterano held in their honor last 28 March 2017.
Browsing Room for Filipiniana WWII Files Inaugurated
The BGEN FRANCISCO H LICUANAN JR. World War II Collection was ceremoniously opened to the public on 28 March 2017.
PVAO, Iloilo Honors Panay Liberation Veterans
8 March 2017, Balantang Memorial Cemetery National Shrine—Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Administrator Ernesto G. Carolina, representing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, together with the local government of Iloilo, memorialized and honoured the sacrifices and heroic deeds of those, who fought from the lines of Panay resistance movements.
Iloilo City Honors War Veterans
17 March 2017, Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds—The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office led by Administrator Usec. Ernesto G. Carolina joined the City Government of Iloilo in celebrating the 13th Iloilo Veterans Memorial Day, with the theme “Honoring Our Unsung Heroes.”
Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar Highlights GAD Advocacies
13 March 2017, PVAO Compound—DIWA Partylist Representative Emmeline Aglipay-Villar was PVAO’s Guest Speaker for the Gender and Development Advocacy Talk Series in connection with National Women’s Month celebration. She leads the 17th Congress’ Committee on Women and Gender Empowerment and has authored and co-authored 55 laws among which are the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act.
PVAO Administrator Commends Success of the AFPFC Multi-Purpose Cooperative
10 March 2017, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City—The Armed Forces of the Philippines Finance Center Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AFPFC-MPC) held its Annual General Assembly and Election of Board of Directors and Committees’ Members at the Armed Forces of the Philippine Commissioned Officers Club (AFPCOC), which was graced by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Administrator LtGen. Ernesto G. Carolina as Keynote and Guest Speaker.
CSC Commends PVAO in PRIME-HRM Awarding
8 March 2017, Novotel Araneta Center—The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recognized the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) for obtaining Maturity Level II in four HR systems under the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource (PRIME-HRM).
San Pedro Laguna Invites PVAO to Veteran’s Day, Book Launch
08 March 2017, San Pedro, Laguna—The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) joined the City of San Pedro Laguna in a jibed commemoration of the City’s Veterans’ Day and book launch of the bilingual biography “Captain Remo: THE YOUNG HERO.”
St. Paul University Museum for Veterans Planned
March 3, 2017, Taguig City Hall–Together with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the City Government of Taguig, Saint Paul University-Manila conducted a group interview among World War II Veterans in compliance to their research entitled “Kilometer Zero.”
TWC Holds Second Coordinating Conference
2 March 2017, Daza Park, Camp Aguinaldo—Members of the Technical Working Committee for the 2017 Observance of the Philippine Veterans Week and 75th Araw ng Kagitingan met for the second time to finalize the preparations for the upcoming activities happening in April 5 to 11.
PVAO’s Cavite Medical Mission Serves Veterans and Legal Dependents
25 February 2017—A medical and dental mission was held at the Heracleo Alano Naval Base, Sangley Point, Cavite City by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in partnership with the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP), AFP Medical Center, Army General Hospital, and Cavite City Government among other sponsors. The Chief of Veterans Affairs Management Division, MGen. Alfredo Cayton AFP (Ret.), represented PVAO during the event.
PVAO-VMMC Conduct Joint Medical Mission in Rizal Province
24 February 2017, Ynares Center, Antipolo, Rizal—The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) conducted a medical mission and the Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program (VHMCP) Info-Drive with a theme “Hatid na Serbisyong Medikal… Alay sa Magigiting na Bayani ng Bayan.” This served around 250 veterans and their families in the Antipolo and nearby areas.
TWC Conducts Ocular Inspections, On-Site Meetings
22 February 2017—Members of the Technical Working Committee (TWC) for the Observance of the 2017 Philippine Veterans Week and 75th Araw ng Kagitingan conducted ocular visits and on-site meetings in the two areas of engagements – the Mt. Samat National Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, and the Capas National Shrine in Capas, Tarlac.
EDSA Revolution at 31
22 February 2017, Taguig City—The EDSA Revolution’s 31stanniversary was commemorated at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani as joined by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office headed by its Administrator, Undersecretary Ernesto G. Carolina. Various veterans leaders and veterans organizations were also present and representatives from the three major services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Memorare-Manila Commemorated with PVAO
18 February 2017—The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office took part to honor the civilian casualties of the Battle of Manila at the Plazuela de Sta. Isabel, Intramuros. The invitation for LtGen. Ernesto G. Carolina AFP (Ret.), PVAO Administrator, came from the Memorare-Manila 1945 Foundation, Inc., which organizes the annual event, an observance that began in 1992.
PVAO Sets up Helpdesk for Veterans
17 February 2017, Philippine Military Academy, Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City – In coordination with the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) has set up a Help Desk to allow PMA alumni who could not personally update their records at PVAO’s main office in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
DND-PVAO Celebrates 72nd Liberation of Parañaque
04 February 2017— The 72nd Anniversary and Commemoration of the Liberation of Parañaque was celebrated at the Parañaque Veterans Memorial Monument Ninoy Aquino Avenue, San Diego, Parañaque City. PVAO annually joins in celebrating the liberation of the City of Parañaque since it is a victory shared with the liberation of the City of Manila. Parañaque served as the base of the 11th American Airborne Division with the Filipino soldiers.
72nd Year Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Observed
03 February 2017, Freedom Triangle, ManilaCity Hall – The City Government of Manila marked the 72nd year Anniversary ofthe Battle of Manila led by Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada with this year’s theme, “Manila: Forward Ever, Backward Never”.
Batangeños Memorialize 72nd Anniversary of Nasugbu Landings
31 January 2017, Nasugbu Beach Park—The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), represented by MGen. Alfredo Cayton, Jr. (AFP) Ret, Chief of the Veterans Affairs Management Division (VAMD), joined the Local Government of Batangas in commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Nasugbu landings and liberation, the historic amphibious landing of the Filipino and American Forces which “establish[ed] a line of advance on Manila from the southwest” that liberated Nasugbu.
1st Quarter Medical Mission Serves Veterans and Dependents
25 January 2017, FILVETS Center Compound, Taguig City—The Filipino War Veterans Foundation (FILVETS) held its 1st Quarter Medical Mission, with joint efforts from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), local government units, and non-government organizations.

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