Tarlac governor graces Macabulos Day

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap led the commemoration of the 146th Macabulos Day celebration on September 18.

In her speech, Yap said the legacy of General Francisco Soliman Macabulos will remain with Tarlaqueños forever because of the
inspiration and freedom he has given the people of Tarlac. She thanked former Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Nicanor Bartlome
Bartolome for starting a tradition for the Tarlac general.

Yap likewise extoled the Tarlac police force for being the most awarded police force in the whole of Central Luzon during the PNP
anniversary rites at Camp Olivas in Pampanga.

“During the anniversary of the PNP at Camp OIlivas, Tarlac stood as the most awarded in Central Luzon and this is due to the effort of our mayors in providing support and assistance to our police force in fighting criminality and in the same way, our citizenry who are the partners of the government in improving the peace and order situation of our province,” Yap said in a statement.

The tribute to Macabulos started in 2005 during the term of Bartlome as Tarlac Police Provincial Director. It was a salute for
Macabulos’ heroism.

The provincial police camp was named after the La Paz nativeSpanish-era general.

Yap, Police Regional Director P/CSupt. Amador Corpus, Bartolome, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Police Provincial Director Richie Posadas, former Tarlac Police Provincial Directors and relatives of Gen. Macabulos led the wreath-laying at the monument of the Tarlac general.

Bartolome, who served as Tarlac PD from May 2005 to December 2007 said that the heroism of Macabulos was his reason for establishing such a commemoration.

“His heroism and courage to lead the fight against Spanish conquerors was inspiring that is why this camp was named after him.
With that, I deemed it fitting to bestow him such a tribute,” Bartolome said.

He likewise thanked all those who helped in transforming the camp into one of the most beautiful and cleanest police camps in
the country.

Pipo Soliman and Melba Macabulos-Ortega, relatives of Gen. Macabulos delivered their own messages as response to the accolades
conferred to their great-grandfather.

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