The year 2016 marks the 71st anniversary of the Japanese Surrender and the End of Second World War (WWII).
In commemoration, the Museo Sugbo holds a special photo exhibition of ‘The War in Cebu” and some WWII memorabilia at the San Lorenzo Exhibition Gallery from August until October 2016.
The exhibit aims to tell the story and help us recall of the war that happened in Cebu as well as to honour the service and sacrifice of the Cebuanos who fought for our freedom.
The Japanese occupation in the Philippines ran for three years. In Cebu, the Japanese formally surrendered to the Americans at the boundary of Borbon and Tabogon in northern Cebu on August 28, 1945.
The black-and-white rare photos displayed in the gallery were selected from the book, “The War in Cebu” launched in December last year.
The book was written by five of Cebu’s notable historians Dr. Jose Bersales, Dr. Resil Mojares, David Colamaria, Col. Dave Taylor and Valeriano Avila covering stories from pre-war, the difficult days during the Japanese occupation up to the liberation of Cebu.
The Cebu Provincial Government thanked the University of San Carlos Press for allowing the collections to be displayed in the museum.
Ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by first district Provincial Board Member Yoly Daan along with Capitol department heads. (Heart Rizarri)