Sculpture honors Filipino soldier

Published April 15, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Francis T. Wakefield

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) will unveil today the “Alab ng Puso” sculpture as a tribute to the Filipino soldier.

The sculpture, done by artist Daniel dela Cruz, depicts a soldier with his weapon set aside, reading a letter from his family.

“The Alab ng Puso sculpture is a fitting tribute to the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, always putting country first above self,” said BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon.

The event kicks off the BGC Historical Markers Project initiated by the BCDA in collaboration with the FBDC and the Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. (BAFI).

The installation of historical markers at Bonifacio Global City is also meant to highlight the historical value of Fort Bonifacio, a former military camp.

BCDA has contributed P8 billion to the modernization program of the armed forces during the first two years of the Duterte administration. The military has received P40 billion from BCDA since the agency was created in 1992.