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Free screening of Forgotten Soldiers documentary at the Ortigas Foundation Library


The Ortigas Foundation Library regrets to announce that the Requieme film screening on April 6, 2013, 3:30 pm is CANCELLED. Instead, there will be a free screening of Forgotten Soldiers, a 2012 documentary film by Donald Plata about the United States Army’s Philippine Scouts, same time at the 2nd Floor Ortigas Building, Ortigas Avenue cor. Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Complex, Pasig City.

During World War II, General Douglas MacArthur’s United States Army Forces in the Far East had 10 divisions of newly-recruited Philippine Army soldiers and one U.S. Army infantry division called the Philippine Scouts. This unit protected the Philippine Army and established a foothold in Bataan and Corregidor. The Bataan Death March and horrors of the Japanese Prison camps did not prevent the surviving Philippine Scouts from joining the US wars in Korea and Vietnam. The documentary tells the tale of these Philippine Scout veterans as they described on-screen their personal stories during the war in Bataan. This is a remembrance of the Forgotten Soldiers, the 12,000 Philippine Scouts.

To register, please call (02) 631-1231 local 228 and 187 or email buenafeag@ortigas.com.ph. The Ortigas Foundation Library is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm and is closed during Sundays and Holidays. Log on to http://www.ortigasfoundationlibrary.com.ph for more information.