LUBAO, PAMPANGA – On 24 November 2021, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in cooperation with the Municipality of Lubao, Pampanga unveiled the historical marker and monument of Jose Lingad, and opened the exhibit, “Faces of Heroism in the Second World War” in line with the 107th birth anniversary of Jose B. Lingad at the Museo at Parke ni Jose B. Lingad, Lubao, Pampanga at 8:00 a.m.

The unveiling of the marker was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony led by NHCP OIC-Deputy Executive Director Alvin R. Alcid, Lubao Mayor Esmeralda Pineda, and Jose B. Lingad’s descendant, Mr. Manolo Lingad.

The event also highlighted the opening of the exhibit titled, “Faces of Heroism in the Second World War” featuring the different Filipino heroes and their contributions to free the country during the Japanese occupation. Jose B. Lingad and his works was also featured in the said exhibit.

The event was closed for public viewing as countermeasure to contain the spread of the virus. However, everyone was highly encouraged to visit NHCP’s website and official Facebook page for the details of the event.

Jose B. Lingad was born on 24 November 1914 in Pampanga. He studied law in the University of the Philippines and passed the bar exams in 1924. When the second world war broke out, Lingad led the Southern District, East Central Luzon Guerilla Area, USAFFE which was organized on 3 April 1941. He also established the Pampanga Military District in September 1942.

NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine History through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.