Philippine Veterans Bank Turns Over Check for Restoration of Historical Markers
(By Press Release)


Often disregarded by travelers and motorists who are unaware of their intrinsic historical value, the Bataan Death March historical markers that follow the path of the infamous Bataan Death March through Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac some 76 years ago will be restored to their former glory thanks to the efforts of Philippine Veterans Bank and its partners.

Proceeds of the Bataan Freedom Run 2017 and Mariveles-San Fernando-Capas Freedom Trail 2017 amounting to over P500,000 was turned over today to the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment, Inc. (FAME), a non-stock and non-profit organization that perseveres to keep the legacy of World War II veterans alive through meaningful projects such as the restoration of historical markers.

No less than PVB Chairman and CEO Roberto De Ocampo, OBE, handed the ceremonial check to Mr. Robert Hudson, Vice-President of FAME during the launch of the 2018 iterations of the Bataan Freedom Run and the Freedom Trail during the Pandesal Forum at Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City.

Photos shows (L-R) Pandesal Forum's Wilson Flores, PVAO Administrator Lt. Gen. Ernesto Carolina, historian Jose Antonio Custodio, FAME's Bob Hudson, PVB Chairman Bobby De Ocampo, Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, and PVB President and COO Nonilo Cruz during the turnover ceremony.

Proceeds from this year's Bataan Freedom Run (to be held April 7), and Freedom Trail (to be held March 24-25) will once again be used for the continued upkeep of historical markers along the Bataan Death March route. The Bataan Freedom Run, organized by Without Limits, is presented by the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) in partnership with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), and the Provincial Government of Bataan.

On the other hand, the Freedom Trail, also presented by PVB and organized by Without Limits, is also in partnership with PVAO, Capas Freedom March, and the Provincial Governments of Bataan, Pampanga and Tarlac.

To register and find out more about the Bataan Freedom Run and the Mariveles-San Fernando-Capas Freedom Trail, please visit www.bataanfreedomrun.com Online registration starts January 22, 2018.

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For any questions or clarifications, please call:
Mike Villa-Real,
Vice-President for Corporate & consumer Relations Division
Tel (02) 830-2274 ; (02) 9021600 loc.1670
Email: mcvillareal@veteransbank.com.ph