Two party-list lawmakers have filed a bill creating the Military History and Shrines Board which is tasked to focus on the maintenance and development of national military shrines and battle fields.
Reps. Gary Alejano and Francisco Ashley Acedillo of Magdalo said the proposed MHSB, as contained in House Bill 6382, seeks to replace the Military Shrine Services that was created by virtue of Presidential Decree 1076.
Alejano said the MSS is placed under the supervision of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office along with the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Veterans Claims Settlement Staff and the Philippine Veterans Administration.
“The MSS is tasked to conserve and develop military shrines of national importance. It plays an instrumental role in preserving the historical significance of our country’s military legacies,” Alejano, vice chair of the House committee on national defense and security, added.
Alejano said the significance of military shrines cannot be overemphasized. Military shrines are the country’s historical touchstones that link the past, present and future generations.