The Local Government Unit of Cervantes, Veterans Federation of the Philippines, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, 50th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur led the wreath laying ceremony at the Bessang Pass Natural Monument in Cervantes Ilocos Sur in commemoration of the 79th Anniversary of the Victory of Bessang Pass.

The event commemorates the victory on 14 June 1945 by Filipino soldiers serving the U.S. Army Forces in the Philippines Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) over the Imperial Japanese Army in the Battle of Bessang Pass which led to Japan’s eventual surrender and end to World War II in the Philippines. It is considered the greatest Filipino Victory in World War II.

Governor Jerry Singson represented by SPM Ben Maggay, Cervantes Mayor Pablito Benjamin Maggay II, Department of History UP Diliman Representative Ricardo Jose, Pastoral Formator and Trainor Benito Cabanit, PVAO Administrator USEC LT General Reynaldo Mapagu (Ret) and Vice Mayor Armando Gabuno attended the commemoration.