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So no one forgets: Angara wants PVAO to produce documentaries on war heroes

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Senator Sonny Angara has urged the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) to produce documentaries so the public would learn more about the exploits of war heroes.

Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said documentaries will go a long way of informing the public about the heroism of Filipino war veterans.

“Video is a very potent and effective medium. Unti-unti na nakakalimutan ang mga nagawa ng ating mga ninuno para sa ating bayan. Karamihan sa mga kabataan natin ay wala nang alam tungkol sa mga sakripisyo nila. I believe that video is a very potent and effective medium to reintroduce their heroic deeds to our children,” he said.

At present, PVAO has a Love of Country Builders program, which involves the construction of shrines and other facilities, the commemoration of historical events, and the publication of books and articles about the heroic deeds of the veterans.

Angara said there is a lot of material for the documentary makers to gather inspiration from— ranging from the heroes of World War II to the heroes of the Marawi siege.

The senator said that producing documentaries on war heroes will immortalize their heroism.

“Once you make that movie, you put it online, you put it on Netflix and it’s there forever,” he said.

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