Sunday, August 14, 2016

Burial of an emperor

From the Reville columm by Ramon Farolan in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Aug 15): Burial of an emperor

BREAKING NEWS. Maj. Gen. Rodolfo Canieso, PMA Class of 1956 and former commanding general of the Philippine Army, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Affectionately referred to as “Pilipino” by close colleagues and admirers, he embodied the finest qualities of the Filipino soldier in a lifetime of service to the nation.

Full military honors and a final resting place on the gentle slopes of the Libingan ng mga Bayani, just a short distance from Army headquarters, await him, drawing down the curtains on a career that began more than 60 years ago with the long, grey line at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City......

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