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Friday, November 16, 2018


Loreto commemorates 74th anniversary of historic landing

By Susil D. Ragas

LORETO, Dinagat Islands, Nov. 16 (PIA) – The local government unit (LGU) of Loreto recently commemorated the 74th anniversary of the historic Loreto landing at the Black Beach No. 2, Sitio Campintac, Barangay Panamaon, Loreto town.

The local government here commemorates every year the historic landing of the American forces in Sitio Campintac, the very isolated place where the first landing of the American liberation troops took place on October 17, 1944.

The event started with the raising of the flags of Japan, Australia, United States of America and the Philippines and this was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the monumental marker.

In his message, Loreto Vice Mayor Erwin Hazel Ompod San Juan lauded the efforts of all stakeholders who made the commemoration successful and extended his snappiest salute to the fallen heroes of the historic landing 74 years ago.

Municipal and barangay officials, school heads, representatives from different government agencies, the Boy Scout of the Philippines, and the Department of Tourism also participated in the said commemoration activity. (SDR/PIA-Dinagat Islands)