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CITY OF MANILA – Philippine Veterans Bank continues to honor the legacy of our Filipino World War II veterans with the display of its multi-awarded traveling exhibit at the Manila City Hall as part of the City of Manila’s commemoration activities for the 78th Anniversary of the Battle for Manila during World War II.
The Exhibit is located at the 2nd Floor of the Bulwagang Rodriguez of the Manila City Hall, and is open to the public free-of-charge until February 15, 2023.
Entitled “War of Our Fathers: A Brotherhood of Heroes”, the PVB Traveling Exhibit features photos, images, memorabilia, and brief narratives about World War II in the Philippines, it also serves as a tribute to the bravery, patriotism, and resolve of the Filipino men and women who fought and died for freedom as well as those who survived one of the darkest chapters of our nation’s history.
In time for the anniversary of the Battle for Manila, the War of Our Fathers exhibit features eight (8) panels depicting World War II in the City of Manila, including scenes and narratives during the month-long Battle for Manila from February to March of 1945.
The Exhibit was formally opened to the public last February 3, 2023 by Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah H. Lacuna along with PVB Chairman Roberto De Ocampo, OBE, and PVB President Renato A. Claravall, along with other city & PVB officials, heads of the Diplomatic Corps, and other guests.
Additionally, the exhibit features new panels introducing PVB’s new charter, Republic Act 11597, as well as a tribute to our modern-day Filipino heroes that include post-World War II retirees of Armed forces of the Philippines. The panel, A Brotherhood of Heroes, advocates that our modern veterans – men and women who have fought in other wars both here and abroad, who have helped citizens of other countries, and who have fought local enemies of freedom share common values with our WWII Veterans.