A Salute to Valor: Palawan Liberation 2018
 

Philippine Lifestyle News
April 23, 2018

Japanese military attaché’s ‘deep remorse’ for wartime wrongs in Palawan

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Mrs Carolina San Juan (holding cane), wife of WWII veteran Corporal Jose San Juan, receives the posthumous award for her late husband from officials of the Palawan Liberation Task Force. (Photo by Celeste Anna R Formoso)

The Japanese military attaché in the Philippines has expressed “deep remorse” over the acts of violence his country had committed in Palawan in World War Two.

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Philippine Canadian Inquirer
April 11, 2018

Palawan tapped as a major historical destination


“Today, Palawan is not only known for its Underground River and beaches. People are now going to the province for its historical and heritage tours,” Clemente said, adding that such tours will cater to all kinds of tourists –from baby boomers all the way to millennials. (Photo: Mike Gonzalez/ Wikipedia)

MANILA–When tourists picture Palawan, they imagine white-sand beaches, pristine waters and a diverse marine life. A travel firm however wants to add another feather in the island’s cap by tapping it as a go-to destination for history and heritage.

Rajah Travel Corp. on Tuesday expressed interest to aggressively position what has been cited as “The World’s Best Island” as a major historical destination, but it does not stop there — efforts to push for historical tourism will be done nationwide.

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Sonshine Radio DZAR 1026
March 23, 2018

Interview with Ms. Aileen Clemente, Chairman & President of Rajah Travel Corporation and Co-Executive Director of Palawan Liberation Task Force starts at 16:00 mark.






Palawan News

March 11, 2018

Centenarian war veteran receives honors

A 102-year old World War II (WWII) veteran, 3rd Lieutenant Jesus Barracoso, has received awards and recognition for his heroism during WWII.

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Politiko Bicol
March 10, 2018

He's a living hero! Coron Mayor Jerry Barracoso proud of uncle who's a WWII vet

Coron Mayor Jerry Barracoso is proud to be descended from a living Palawan hero.

On Facebook, Barracoso gave a virtual snappy salute to his Uncle Jessie, or 102-year old World War II Veteran 3LT Jesus Barracoso.

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United News International
March 9, 2018

102-year old Filipino WWII soldier honored as hero




Philippine Lifestyle News
March 9, 2018

102-year old veteran finally honoured for saving US pilots in 1944

A 102-year-old war veteran, who saved two wounded American pilots in 1944, has finally been rewarded for his bravery.

Third Lieutenant Jesus Barracoso received the medals from the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office and the Palawan Liberation Task Force (PLTF) at a ceremony arranged for him in his hometown Busuanga.

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102 year old veteran Jesus Barracoso awarded
March 9, 2018

"I know this honor is rather belated, it is more than half a century late. But I suppose, it is still a positive sign that at least we are beginning to realize the importance of our history. We thank them, we thank you Tatay Jess for being an exemplar, on the virtue, of patriotism, of love of country that we need to foster, especially on our youth." – Palawan Vice Governor Dennis Socrates

Join us as we give honor to other World War II heroes this April 21-22, 2018.

Watch the highlights of the Veterans and Senior Citizen day at Busuanga with a special awarding ceremony for a 102 year old war veteran here.





Manila Bulletin
March 8, 2018

102 year old World War II hero awarded in Palawan

A 102-year-old World War II veteran was honored in Busuanga town recently with five notable awards for saving two wounded American pilots in 1944.

3rd Lieutenant Jesus Barracoso personally received the medals from the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Palawan Liberation Task Force (PLTF) of the provincial government in a special ceremony arranged for him on February 26 in his hometown.

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Philippine News Agency
March 8, 2018

102 year old World War II hero awarded in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- A 102-year-old World War II veteran was honored in Busuanga town recently with five notable awards for saving two wounded American pilots in 1944.

3rd Lieutenant Jesus Barracoso personally received the medals from the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Palawan Liberation Task Force (PLTF) of the provincial government in a special ceremony arranged for him on February 26 in his hometown.

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Philippine News Now
March 8, 2018

102 year old veteran finally honoured for saving US pilots in 1944


A 102-year-old warfare veteran, who saved two wounded American pilots in 1944, has finally been rewarded for his bravery.

Third Lieutenant Jesus Barracoso obtained the medals from the Philippine Veteran Affairs Office and the Palawan Liberation Task Force (PLTF) at a ceremony organized for him in his hometown Busuanga.

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Bandera News Philippines
March 8, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/RadyoBanderaPhilippines/posts/2042582609343950



Western Command Armed Forces of the Philippines
March 4, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/wescom/posts/1016039808528180



CNN
February 16, 2018

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Palawan News
January 30, 2018

Palawan WW2 hero finally recognized

Palawan Liberation Task Force confers posthumous award to 1st Lt. Francisco F. Ponce de leon as a World War II hero.

World War II in the Pacific officially ended 75 years ago in August 1945 when the United States of America dropped its atomic bombs first in Hiroshima and the second and final bomb in Nagasaki, Japan. Yet it took the Philippine government thru the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) almost 75 years after the war to recognize one of the Filipino heroes of the war in Palawan.

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Business Mirror
November 12, 2017

The hero is not forgotten


In Photo: Higinio “Buddy” Mendoza Jr., founder of Palawan War Museum


Old photos never die. They fascinate me and I make them live. Every time I stumble into one, I spend precious seconds looking at them to see what lessons I might learn, and hear stories they might want to whisper and make me listen.

I am like a scanner. I don’t gloss over. I peer into the littlest detail, looking for an interesting find. On that gloomy afternoon of one September, barely arriving from Manila and visiting my hometown after almost five years, I braved the rain and scanned my hometown by foot—to find out about the history of Puerto Princesa’s Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

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