“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Binondo, Metro Manila, Philippines

The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 23, 2013
1. The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz Marker

The new Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz was formerly known as Plaza Calderon de la Barca, a noted Spanish playwright. In 1981 it was renamed after the first Filipino saint, Lorenzo Ruiz, where his statue stands, in honor of this Binondo native who was executed on September 27, 1637 for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith.

The plaza also includes the monument of Joaquin Santa Marina who founded the La Insular Cigar and Cigarette factory in 1863. In 1979, the monument of the first Filipino printer, Tomas Pinpin, was also transferred to this plaza from Plaza Cervantes.

As part of the Mayor Jose L. Atienza, Jr. administrationís Buhayin ang Maynila program, the new Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz underwent major redevelopment with the assistance of the Metrobank Foundation thru its chairman, Dr. George S.K. Ty, and Congressman Miles Andrew M. Roces to provide a safe and beautiful place for rest and recreation for the growing Binondo community.

“A marker is installed on this site, this 28th day of April 2005.”

Jose L. Atienza, Jr.
City of Manila

Erected 2005.
Location. 14° 36.023′ N, 120° 58.427′ E. Marker
The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 23, 2013
2. The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
is in Binondo, Metro Manila. Marker is on Juan Luna Street just south of Reina Regente, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the fountain in the center of the Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz - west of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (Ang Simbahan ng Binondo)- across Quintin Paredes Street. Marker is in this post office area: Binondo, Metro Manila 02 242, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (about 90 meters away in Manila); Roman Ongpin (about 120 meters away in Manila); Ang Tahanan ng Kaanak ni Rizal 1903 Daang San Fernando, Maynila (about 210 meters away in Manila); Sinilangang Pook ni Heneral Antonio Luna (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Manila); Where “Ang Kalayaan” Was Printed (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in Manila); William J. Burke (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in Manila). Click for a list of all markers in Binondo.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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