Ex Philippine Pres Fidel Ramos in Bohol Island on CPG Day

Former president Fidel V. Ramos and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will grace today's celebration of the 113th President Carlos P. Garcia Day that will highlight the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the PhilHealth Universal Coverage of indigents.

In behalf of the Garcia family, former Defense Sec. Fernando Campos, son-in-law of the late President together with his son, Carlos "Caloy" Garcia Campos arrived yesterday for today's affair.

Chairman Ambeth Ocampo of the National Historical Institute (NHI) is also gracing today's observance of CPG Day which is declared a non-working holiday in Bohol Province.

The day's activities will kick-off with the traditional flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at the New CPG Park in Barangay Cogon, this city, to be followed by the commemorative mass at the Bohol Cultural Center .

The commemorative program, still at the Bohol Cultural Center, immediately follows at 9:30 this morning where Ramos will be conferred the President Carlos P. Garcia leadership award of excellence.

The former president will give the keynote address after he receives the award.
 
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will give a special message prior to the signing of the memorandum of agreement for PhiliHealth Universal Coverage of indigents.

Carlos P. Garcia scholars will also be recognized during the program, and awards will be conferred to DPWH Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. as adopted son of Bohol , while special citations will be given to Catigbian Mayor Roberto Salinas, Jagna Mayor Exuperio Lloren, Napolcom Director Bernardo Calibo, Jail Superintendent Felixberto Jagorin Jr., world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr., and Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Evan Ruiz. - The Bohol Chronicle