High school students meet with Filipino soldiers, past and present

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The students of Assumption College had a meet and greet session with active soldiers of the Philippine Army and Filipino war veterans on October 23, Thursday, at the Philippine Army Officers’ Club House, Headquarters Philippine Army.<!–more–>

The Grade 7, Grade 8 and Year 11 students of Assumption College together with 35 faculty members also toured the Libingan ng mga Bayani, American Cemetery and the Veterans Museum as part of their community service learning activity entitled, Political Education Advocacy and Community Extension (P.E.A.C.E) work.

Filipino soldiers who played an important role in defending the country’s freedom and democracy during the defense of Bataan and Corregidor and World War II, as well as the members of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) were present and shared their stories, reflections, and insights to the students.

Among those who attended the activity were Col Vicente Alhambra (Ret), MGen Fortunato Abat (Ret), Col Paterno Viloria (Ret), BGen Arnulfo Bañez (Ret), Maj. Maximo P Young (Ret), Dr Edmundo F Nolasco, and Dr Senen L.R. Asuan.

Selected Army Officers and the families of fallen soldiers also participated in the interaction. The students were also given opportunities to ask questions during the open forum.

This activity is carried out in coordination with the HERO Foundation, Inc. and the Assumption College’s Center for Social Involvement.

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