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BCDA gets additional P100 million to develop Libingan ng mga Bayani

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A worker places miniature national flags next to soldiers' graves at the heroes' cemetery in Manila on October 30, 2012. -- AFP

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said it has received an additional P100 million from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) to develop the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City into a world-class shrine for soldiers.

In a Tuesday statement, the state-owned agency said it has signed a supplemental Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PVAO for the transfer of the funds.

“The development is aimed at transforming Libingan ng mga Bayani into a world-class National Military Shrine and Cemetery for soldiers, leaders, and heroes, who have served the nation with honor and dignity,” the agency said.

Under the agreement, the BCDA will implement the first phase of the Comprehensive Master Development Plan for the Libingan ng mga Bayani which includes the construction of a Dignified Cemetery Area, a Historical Theme Park, and a Memorial Shrine. — Janina C. Lim