Next year when the Boy Scouts and Scout Jojo Magbanua will be featured again in the MetroPost, please include some of his deeds that made him heroic, and the deeds of the other Boy Shouts after whom some Quezon City streets were named. It was not enough to read that he died in a plane crash, and was then called a hero. I understand the family’s grief that can be lessened by honoring Jojo and his fellow Scouts.
Scout Jojo Magbanua and the other Scouts and Scouters who perished in the July 28, 1963 plane crash are heroes because they gave the supreme sacrifice to the Scouting Movement.
President Diosdado Macapagal extolled the Scouts and Scouters after the tragedy, saying “The Boy Scouts died in the line of duty. Their noble death shall inspire the youth and the nation.”
In 1988, President and Chief Scout Corazon C. Aquino declared July 28 of every year as Scout Memorial Day honoring the ill-fated Jamboree heroes and other Scouts and Scouters who died while serving the country and our fellowmen.