Archive for March 6, 2009

Australians, Filipino veterans meet after 64 years

By Yolanda Z. Sotelo

LINGAYEN– Sixty four years after the Battle of Lingayen Gulf during the World War II, some Australian and Filipino veterans of the war met for the first time at the back of the Capitol, right in front of beach where the Allied Forces landed on January 9, 1945.

The contribution of the Australians soldiers who fought side by side with Filipinos and Americans against the Japanese Imperial Army was recognized with the unveiling of the Australian Commemorative Plaque at the Veterans War Memorial on Friday by the Australian Embassy and the provincial government of Pangasinan. (see related story)

Australian veterans of the historic Gulf Landing headed by Les Kennedy, president of Australian Naval Commemoration Committee of Victoria, Australia, came for the commemorative program and laying of wreath at the back of the Capitol, and in Dagupan City beach.

March 6, 2009 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Security guard turns general manager

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

He is a true-blooded-Maguindanaon who used to be a security guard. He persevered through sheer blood, sweat, and wit to climb and reach the senior level post of the Government Service Insurance Service (GSIS).

He is Mr. Deity Manampan, the top honcho of the GSIS Region 1.

“I was hired as security guard in 1991 at GSIS in Cotabato City. I was assigned to a clerical position (at GSIS) in 1991. In 2001, I was transferred to General Santos City as supervisor,” he narrated.

March 6, 2009 at 9:32 am 1 comment

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