Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg
April 9, 2014
Today, April 9, 2014, is a national holiday in the Philippines.
The basis for this holiday is the 1961 Republic Act No. 3022: An Act Proclaiming the Ninth Day of April as Bataan Day and Declaring it as a Legal Holiday.
Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for “Day of Valor”), also known as Bataan Day, is a national observance in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II.
This morning, as I was pondering on today’s commemoration, that of the heroism of Filipinos and USAFFE officers and soldiers depending Bataan against the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, I thought of my cancer survivors project. The immediate triggering factor for connecting the two entities was my latest discovery of another of…
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