BCDA, FBDC honor troops with ‘Alab Ng Puso’ sculpture

MANILA In a show of gratitude for their dedication in defending the nation against all forms of threats, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) will unveil on Monday a sculpture called Alab ng Puso as a tribute to the services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

"Alab ng Puso"(Fire in the Heart), is sculpted by artist Daniel dela Cruz, portrays an ordinary Filipino soldier with his weapon set aside, reading a letter from his family.

The Alab ng Puso sculpture is a fitting tribute to the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, always putting country first above self, BCDA president and chief executive Vivencio Dizon said in a statement Sunday.

The event officially kicks off the BGC Historical Markers Project initiated by the BCDA, in collaboration with the FBDC and the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI).

The installation of historical markers at the Bonifacio Global City is also an initiative to promote the historical value of Fort Bonifacio, a former military camp.

The AFP is a major stakeholder of the BCDA. In line with its commitment to strengthen the Armed Forces while building great cities, BCDA has already contributed PHP8 billion to the modernization program of the AFP during the first two years of the Duterte administration.

In total, the AFP has received PHP40 billion from BCDA since the agency was created in 1992.

During the event, AFP vice chief-of- staff Lt. Gen. Salvador Melchor Mison Jr. will represent President Rodrigo Duterte. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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