Veterans Bank Highlights History Con 2018 with Battle of Manila Exhibit


For the 3rd straight year, Philippine Veterans Bank has partnered with History Channel to present History Con 2018, dubbed as Manila's biggest entertainment convention, last August 10 to 12, 2018 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

This time around, PVB chose to showcase the "Battle of Manila" for its exhibit area, commemorating the month-long warfare that was waged in the streets of Manila from February 3 to March 3, 1945 when Allied and guerrilla forces slowly forced the Japanese Imperial Army to retreat and liberated Manila from the latter's clutches. The PVB Battle of Manila exhibit was highlighted by a replica Sherman tank smashing through the Fort Santiago gate, depicting a famous scene from the battle over 70 years ago. Panels with photos and text also told the story of the battle and artifacts including machine guns, a mortar, helmets, period currency and other similar items were also on display for visitors to appreciate.

The three-day History Con 2018 was mobbed by thousands despite the torrential rains and local celebrities were honored as History Makers which included actors, businessmen, and athletes. Several stars of History Channel's popular show were also present to add spice to the event.

Photo shows Veterans Bank officials with special guests pose for cameras at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Battle of Manila exhibit including (L-R): Veterans Bank Head for Corporate and Consumer Relations FVP Miguel Angelo Villa-Real, Veterans Bank Vice-Chairman Guillermo Parayno, Jr., US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and A+E Networks Asia Country Head Jacque Ruby.

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