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By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
Japanese Memorial Garden [Garden of Peace]
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "For the Repose of Souls"Japanese Memorial Garden — 鎮魂
[Text in Japanese Kanji:] This monument is dedicated to the souls of the Filipino, American and Japanese, soldiers whose lives were given in a battle which occurred here on May 5, 1942, when our regiment of the 4th Division landed on . . . — Map (db m64111) HM WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — "Tribute to the Brave Heroes"Japanese Memorial Garden
[Text in Japanese Kanji] In remembrance of the 4,500 fallen comrades in arms of the Japanese defense battalion commanded by Captain Akira Tagaki, the senior commander, composed of : 0-4 Squadron Troop 330 31st Naval Special Resistance . . . — Map (db m64039) HM WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — 503rd Airborne- "The Rock Force" -Memorial
Marker panel 1 on top of monument: ”I see the old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.” These historic words were spoken by General Douglas MacArthur . . . — Map (db m66173) WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — CorregidorMonument to Peace, Human Valor and International Understanding
Corregidor derived its name from Corregimiento or “Municipal District”. About 1225 the island became a stronghold for Chinese pirates until the latter were driven by the Moros. Became Spanish possession, 1570, when Spaniards . . . — Map (db m63652) HM WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — Corregidor Lighthouse
Corregidor Lighthouse is a functioning historic lighthouse located 6,972 miles west-southwest of San Francisco, 3,044 miles north-northeast of Sydney, Australia, 692 miles south of Hong Kong and 628 feet above sea level, on the topside of . . . — Map (db m64518) HM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — General Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial
[west face:] [Portrait of General Wainwright] General Jonathan M. Wainwright 1883 to 1953 HERO OF BATAAN Medal of Honor Citation “General Jonathan M. Wainwright, 02131, commanding United States Army Forces in . . . — Map (db m63575) WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — Malinta Tunnel
Begun in 1922 and substantially completed in 1932, the tunnel complex consisted of east-west passage measuring 836 ft. long by 24 ft. wide 13 laterals on its north side and 11 laterals on the south side. Reinforced with concrete walls. Floor and . . . — Map (db m63648) HM WM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — Spanish Historical MarkerCorregidor Island
Spanish text: La isla de Corregidor paso a formar parte de la Corona de España el 19 de Mayo de 1571, al ser ocupada por el intrépido navegante Miguel López de Legaspi, fundador de la Ciudad de Manila. Debido a su posición . . . — Map (db m64787) HM
Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — To the AngelsU.S. Army Nurse Corps – U.S. Navy Nurse Corps — THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR
In honor of the valiant American military women who gave so much of themselves in the early days of World War II, they provided care and comfort to the gallant defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, they lived on a starvation diet, shared the . . . — Map (db m64032) HM WM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — 400 Years of Continuing OAR Presencein the Philippines and Asia — 1696 to 2006
Panel 1: Fray Rodrigo de San Miguel Pioneering Missionary Indistinctly known in history books as Fr. Rodrigo Aganduru (1584-1626), the intrepid missionary from Villadolid, Spain, arrived with the first Recollects in 1606. Bataan and . . . — Map (db m64224) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — Antonio Pigafetta — 1496 - 1535
Patrician of Vicenza, Italy and Knight of Malta chronicler of the Magellan expedition that first circumnavigated the globe from 1519 to 1522. He fought in Mactan and was one of the 22 survivors who returned to Spain. This tribute was erected by the . . . — Map (db m64200) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — Fort San Pedro
The Fort of San Pedro, described in an official report of 1739, is triangular in shape and made of stone and mortar. The three bastions are La Concepcion, San Ignacio de Loyola, and San Miguel - Powder Magazine. [Inscriptions . . . — Map (db m64435) HM
Philippines, Cebú Province, Cebu City — The Cross of MagellanSanto Niño de Cebú — Sinulog
Panel 1: From time immemorial this spot has been set aside to commemorate the erection of a Cross in Cebu by the expedition of Magellan. When King Humabon of Cebu and his Queen, son and daughters, together with some 800 of their subjects . . . — Map (db m65459) HM
Philippines, Laguna, Calamba — José Rizal Monument
Panel 1: (Text in Tagalog/Pilipino:)José Rizal (1861-1896) Pambansang Bayani ng Pilipinas, doctor, agrimensor, dalubwika, manunulat, makata, eskultor at pintor. Isinilang sa Calamba, Laguna, 19 Hunyo 1861. May-akda ng Noli Me Tangere . . . — Map (db m63619) HM
Philippines, Laguna, Los Baños — Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños — "Los Baños Internment Camp"
Panel 1: Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños Ginamit ng mga Hapones bilang bilangguang kampo para sa mga bihag na Amerikano at ibang banyaga noong 1943. Nilusob ng pinagsanib na pangkat ng gerilyang Filipino mula sa mga kasapi ng ROTC . . . — Map (db m63618) HM WM
Philippines, Leyte (Palo), Palo City — Leyte Landing/Paglunsad sa Leyte
Panel 1 (Text in Filipino): Sa pook na ito sa Palo, Leyte nagbalik sa Filipinas si Heneral Douglas MacArthur noong 20 Oktubre 1944 at personal na nanguna sa mabilisang pagtataboy sa hukbong Hapones na nasa Pilipinas. Ang Pangulong . . . — Map (db m63620) HM WM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — Ang Simbahan ng BinondoBinondo Church — Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
In Tagalog: Dito itinatag ng mga paring Dominkano ang misyon para sa mga Intsik noong 1587 at naging parokya noong 1596. Nasira nang pumasok ang mga Ingles noong 1762. Inilipat sa paring Sekular noong 1766 at ibinalik sa Dominikano noong . . . — Map (db m25024) HM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — Ang Tahanan ng Kaanak ni Rizal 1903 Daang San Fernando, MaynilaHouse of Rizal's Relatives — 1903 San Fernando Street, Manila
In Tagalog: Si Teodora Alonzo, ina in Rizal, ay namatay noong ika-16 ng Agosto ng 1911 sa isang bahay na nakatayo sa pook na ito (ngayo'y blg, 476-478) at ari ni Gng. Luisa Lichauco. Translated, the marker reads: Teodora . . . — Map (db m25025) HM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — Roman Ongpin(1847 - 1912)
In Tagalog: Makabayan at pilantropo. Isinilang sa Binondo, Maynila, 28 Pebrero 1847. Nahalal bilang Teniente Primero de Mestizos ng Binondo, 1883-1885. Itinatag ang El '82, unang tindahang gumamit sa paraang "fixed price" sa kalye Colon . . . — Map (db m25021) HM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — Sinilangang Pook ni Heneral Antonio Luna(1866-1899) — Birthplace of General Antonio Luna
In Tagalog: Sa bahay na ito, 843 Urbiztondo, Isinilang si Antonio Luna noong ika-29 ng Oktubre, 1866. Anak nina Joaquin Luna de San Pedro at Laureana Novicio at kapatid ni Juan Luna, ang pintor. Parmasyutiko at kimiko. Bantog na . . . — Map (db m25029) HM
Philippines, Manila, Binondo — William J. Burke(1873-1946)
Cardiologist, Philanthropist. Born February 17,1873, San Miguel, Manila. Obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Dublin, Ireland. Returned to practice his profession in Manila, 1900. Introduced and installed the first . . . — Map (db m25027) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Andres Bonifacio(1863-1897) — Liwasang Bonifacio
Born of humble parents in Tondo, Manila on November 1863. Andres Bonifacio founded the Katipunan, the secret society that launched the revolution against Spain in Agusut 1896. He wrote the Katipunan decalogue, some patriotic poems and essays. And . . . — Map (db m25079) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de GuiaChurch of Ermita
In Tagalog: Itinayo noong 1606 na yari sa kawayan, mulawen, at pawid, ang simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de Guia ay makailang nawasak dahil sa lindol. Muling itinayo noong 1810 at nawasak noong 1945 sa labanan ng Maynila, ang imahen ng Nuestra . . . — Map (db m25094) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Associacion Feminista FilipinaPhilippine Feminist Association
Founded on 30 June 1905 in Manila at the Initiative Concepcion Felix and with the collaboration of Trinidad Rizal, Clemencia Lopez, Bonifacia Delgado de Barretto, Maria Arevalo, Sofia Reyes, Helen C. Wilson, Paz Natividad VDA. de Zulueta, Maria F. . . . — Map (db m25095) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Central United Methodist Church
[Main Marker In Tagalog:] Kauna-unahang Iglesia ng Protestante sa Pilipinas. Nagsimula noong Marso 5,1899 upang mangaral sa mga Pilipino. Pinasinayaan ang unang Kapilya sa Pook na ito noong Disyembere 23,1901. Pinalitan ng Batong gusali . . . — Map (db m25045) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Church of San Vicente de Paul
The Chapel built here in 1883 was used as Parish Church of Paco from 1898 to 1909. Parish of San Vicente de Paul erected in 1909. Present church built of concrete in 1912 to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians and . . . — Map (db m25042) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Cosmopolitan Church
In Tagalog: Itinatag bilang Cosmopoilta Student Church sa ilalim ng Pihlippine Methodist Church, Marso 1933. Itinalaga sa pook na ito, 1936. Kanlungan at sentro ng gawain ng mga kasapi ng simbahang lihim na kabilang sa kilusang gerilya, . . . — Map (db m25103) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the PhilippinesPlaridel Masonic Temple
In Tagalog: Nagunguna, Independiente at Pambansang Institusyong Masoniko. Itinatag ng tatlong Lohiyang Amerikano sa pahintulot ng Grand Lodge of California ng Estados Unidos ng Amerika, sa kumbensyon sa templo ng masoniko, San Luis (ngayon . . . — Map (db m25096) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War
This historical marker is being offered in memory of the Filipina victims of Japanese Military sexual slavery during the Second World War. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines approximately 1,000 women became victims of military . . . — Map (db m62969) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Manila Metropolitan Theater
In Tagalog: Nagsimula bilang isang pambansang tanghalan ayon sa disenyo ni arkitekto Juan Arellano. Pinasinayaan noong 1931. Naging tanghalan ng mga artistanf Pilipino at banyaga. Nagpalabas ng mga opera, pageant, at dulang Kastila at Ingles . . . — Map (db m25090) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Philippine General HospitalPGH
In Tagalog: Itinatag sa bisa ng Kautusan bilang 1688 ng Komisyon ng Pilipinas bilang dibisyon ng Kagawaran ng Kalusugan, 1907 sa pamamagitan ni Dean C. Worcester, inilagay ang Panukulang bato Disyembere 8, 1908; Natapos, Nobyembere 30,1909. . . . — Map (db m25078) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Philippine Post Office
In Tagalog: Itinatag bilang tanggapan ng koreo sa Maynila 1767; Itinaas bilang distritong Pangkoreo ng Espanya, 1779; Nag panibagong tatag, 5 Disyembere 1837; Naging pangunahing sentrong pangkoreo, 1838, naging kasapi ng Universal Postal . . . — Map (db m25080) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Plaza Olivia SalamancaPlaza Salamanca
In memory of Olivia Salamanca, M.D., pioneer woman physician of the Philippines. Born in San Roque, Cavite on 1 July 1889; appointed government scholar in 1905; Studied in Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. Died on 11 July 1913. A devoted and compenent . . . — Map (db m25077) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng MaynilaTo the Heroes of Manila
In Tagalog: Na nag-iwan sa amin ng isang dakilang pamana na may karangalan dahil sa ginawa nilang pagtulong sa mga kulang-palad na walang kakayahan, sa pagtatanggol ng mga naapi, sa pagsasanggalang ng patrimonyo ng lungsod at sa walang takot . . . — Map (db m25093) HM
Philippines, Manila, Ermita — U.S. Forces Liberate ManilaTo the Heroes of Manila
Late in the afternoon of February 3, 1945 two groups of the flying column of the 1st Cavalry Division, including the attached 44th Tank Battalion, entered Manila, with the first group taking possession of Malacanang Palaca and the second group . . . — Map (db m25228) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Ateneo de Manila
Here once stood the Ateneo de Manila. Founded in 1817 as Escuela Pia de Manila. Administered by government in 1831 and renamed Escuela Municipak de Manila. Turned over to the Jesuits in 1859. Renamed Ateneo Municipak de Manila in 1865. Exclusive . . . — Map (db m25162) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — AyuntamientoCasa Consistoriales
In Tagalog: Ipinatayong tahanang ng Cabildo at iba pang pinuno ng pamahalaan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Inilagay ang panulukang bato, 1735 natapos, 1738. Nasira ng lindol 1863; muling ipinatayo, 1879. Naging luklukan ng Pamahalaang kolonyal na . . . — Map (db m25157) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus
On this site stood the house of the Beaterio de la Compañia de Jesus, first Filipino congregation of religous women. Founded in 1684 by Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, a Chinese mestiza from Binondo. The Archbishop of Manila approved the rules of the . . . — Map (db m25230) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina
Here once stood the Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina. Order founded in 1633 by Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo. Known as Dominican Sisters of the Tertiary Order. Order recognized by King in 1716. Authorized to offer teacher-training courses in . . . — Map (db m25275) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order
Here once stood the Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order. Housed the Congregation of the Third Order of Saint Francis established in 1611 by Fr. Jose de Santa Maria, O.F.M. Chapel built in 1618. Stone edifice built in 1678. Renovated from . . . — Map (db m25237) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Church of San Agustin
Oldest stone church in the Philippines. Plans were approved in 1587 and completed in 1607 under the supervision successively of the Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and brother Alonso de Perea. Its architect . . . — Map (db m25040) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Colegio de Santa Isabel
Here once stood the Colegio de Santa Isabel. Founded in 1632 by the Hermandad de la Santa Misericordia. Granted royal patronage in 1733. Administered by Daughters of Charity since 1862. First office of the Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahoras . . . — Map (db m25163) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Colegio de Santa Rosa
Here stands the Colegio de Santa Rosa. Founded in 1750 by Mother Paula de Santissima Trinidad. Formerly called Beaterio y Casa Ensenanza and administered to the needs of the Filipina orphans. Granted royal patronage in 1774. Administration . . . — Map (db m25282) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — College of San Juan de LetranColegio de San Juan de Letran
Founded by Diego de Santa Maria, O.P., in 1630. This institution absorbed the school of Juan Geronimo Guerrero in 1638. In 1648, after its building had been detroyed by the earthquake of 1645. The College was removed to the Parian, on which site it . . . — Map (db m25274) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Cruceiro
The Cruceiro or wayside stone across is an expression of a truly popular devotion of the Christian in the autonomous region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is a symbol of divine protection and place of prayer. It guides the pilgrims on their . . . — Map (db m25290) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Cuartel De Santa LuciaSanta Lucia Barracks
On this site, Cuartel de la Artilleria de Montana was built by Thomas Sanz, Engineer of the army during the Administration of Governor General Jose Basco y Vargas, 1781. Used as barracks by The Philippine Constabulary, 1901. Became The Philippine . . . — Map (db m25227) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Former Palace of the Governors GeneralPalacio del Gobernador
This site was formerly occupied by the stately residence of Captain Manuel Estacio Venegas, Secretary to Governor General Diego Fajardo. Venegas died on March 7, 1660, a prisoner at Fort Santiago. His residence was confiscated and became the Palace . . . — Map (db m25155) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Hospital de San Juan de Dios
Here once stood the Hospital de San Juan de Dios. First known as the "Hospitalito de Santa Ana". Built in 1578 by Franciscan lay brother, Juan Clemente. Managed by the Hermandad de la Santa Misecordia with spiritual administration handled by . . . — Map (db m25243) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Lourdes Church and Convent
Here once stood the first permanent house of the Franciscan Capuchin friars in 1891. First chapel built in 1892. Dedicated to our Lady of the Divine Shepherd (Divina Pastora). Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes carved by Filipino sculptor Manuel . . . — Map (db m25242) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Manila CathedralRoman Catholic Cathedral of Manila
First cathedral built in 1581. Damaged by a typhoon, 1582 and destroyed by fire, 1583. Second Cathedral built of stone in 1592 and partially destroyed by earthquake, 1600. Third Cathedral built in 1614 and destroyed by the earthquake of 1645. Fourth . . . — Map (db m25153) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Manila High School
In Tagalog: Ang paaralang ito ay naitatag ng mga Kastila sa utos ng Ayuntamiento de Manila sa daang Victoria, Intramuros noong 1892. Pinangalanang "Escuela Municipal de Manila". Dito rin itinatag ng mga Amerikano ang kauna-unahang paaralang . . . — Map (db m25235) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Memorare-Manila 1945
This monument is erected in memory of the more than 100,000 defenseless civilians who were killed during the Battle for the Liberation of Manila between February 3 and March 3,1945. They were mainly victims of heinous acts perpetrated by the . . . — Map (db m25517) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo
Francisca de Fuentes, was born to Don Simon de Fuentes and Ana Maria Tamayo del Castillo in the City of Manila in 1647. Widowed and childless herself after a brief marriage, she dedicated herself to helping the sick, the needy and the young. In . . . — Map (db m25291) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — No. 1 Victoria St.
On this site once stood the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur commanding general of the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Popularly known as "No. 1 Victoria St." it was located opposite the USAFFE headquarters at the . . . — Map (db m25241) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Padre Jose A. Burgos
In Tagalog: Sa pook na ito nanirahan si Padre Burgos mula noong 1865 hanggang 1872 at nagtrabaho para sa mga pagbabago sa simbahan sa ilalim ng Espanya, naging Kura Paroko ng Parroquia del Sagrario, Fiscal Eclesiastico at pansamantalang . . . — Map (db m25158) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Palacio Arzobispal
Here once stood the Archbishop's Palace. Acquired by Archbishop Miguel de Poblete (1653-1667) for use as residence. Housed the offices of the Archbishop of Manila and the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Underwent major repairs after damage from . . . — Map (db m25160) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Plaza de España
Named Plaza de los Mártires de la Integridad Nacional in 1897 in memory of Spanish Soldier who died in the encounters of August 1896, was rebuilt by the Intramuros Administration and opened on July 1982. Manuel C. Elizalde Jr. donated the stone . . . — Map (db m25288) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Plaza de Roma
Formerly called Plaza Mayor. Converted into a park in 1797. Renamed Plaza McKinley after U.S. President William McKinley in 1901. Renamed Plaza de Roma in 1961 to honor Sacred College of Cardinals in Rome following the elevation of . . . — Map (db m25154) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Plaza Santo Tomas
Lot originally purchased by the Dominican Order in 1627 for their cemetery and garden. Bought by city government in 1861 as a public plaza. Given to the University of Santo Tomas in 1879. Bronze statue of U.S.T. founder Archbishop Miguel de . . . — Map (db m25285) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Plazuela de Santa IsabelPlaza Sampalucan
Made part of Santa Isabel College which lacked an open space characteristic of Spanish buildings. Empty lot called Sampalucan along Calle Anda joined to enlarge plazuela in the 18th century. Restored in 1983. Monument dedicated to . . . — Map (db m25164) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — San Francisco Church and Convent
Here once stood the San Francisco Church and Convent. Built by the Franciscans who arrived in the Philippines in 1578. First church and convent dedicated to Our Lady of Angels (Nuestra Senora de los Angeles). Destroyed in 1583. A new stone . . . — Map (db m25236) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — San Ignacio Church
Here once stood the second San Ignacio Church and the Casa Mission of the Jesuit Order. Built from 1878 to 1889. Designed by first Filipino architect Felix Roxas, Sr. Neo-classical in style with two towers. Constructed under the direction of Jesuit . . . — Map (db m25161) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Santo Domingo Church and Convent
Here once stood the Santo Domingo Church and Convent of the Dominican Order. First built in 1588. Collapsed in 1589 due to poor foundations. Rebuilt in stone 1592. Burned in 1603. Constructed for the third time but destroyed in 1645 earthquake. . . . — Map (db m25287) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Simbahan at Kumbento ng RecoletosChurch and Convent of the Recollects — Recollects Church
In Tagalog: Sa pook na ito ipinatayo ang simbahan at kumbento ng San Nicolas de Tolentino ng Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR)sa kagandahang-loob ni Bernardino del Castillo Maldonado, 1608. Nagsilbing pangunahing kumbento ng mga Recoletos . . . — Map (db m25233) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — The Jesuit Compound
This block was occupied by the Jesuits upon their arrival in 1581 until their expulsion in 1768. The Church of Santa Ana (1587), Colegio Maximo de San Ignacio (1595), Colegio de San Jose (1601), and the first church and convent of San Ignacio (1626) . . . — Map (db m25232) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — Tomas Mapua(1888-1965)
Educator and first registered architect. Born in Manila, December 21,1888. Studied at Ateneo de Manila and Liceo de Manila, completed secondary education at Boones Preparatory School in Berkeley, California, 1907. Obtained the degree of bachelor in . . . — Map (db m25293) HM
Philippines, Manila, Intramuros — University of Santo TomasUniversidad de Santo Tomas — UST
Here once stood the Univerity of Santo Tomas, the oldest university in Asia. Founded in 1611. First called Colegio Seminario de Santo Tomas de Nuestra del Rosario. Authorized to grant academic degrees in 1624. Raised to the rank of . . . — Map (db m25286) HM
Philippines, Manila, San Nicolas — Where “Ang Kalayaan” Was Printed
This house was occupied by Dr. Pio Valenzuela together with Ulpiano Fernandez and Faustino Duque, Filipino printers who turned out for Dr. Valenzuela and Emilio Jacinto 2,000 copies of the newspaper entitled “Ang Kalayaan,” giving . . . — Map (db m25221) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial
Marker Panels 1 and 2: on the north face of the memorial's base with text in Chinese and English [portions illegible] - listed units include: “Phil-Chinese Volunteer Corps”, “Anti-Jap[anese] & Puppets," "... Grand . . . — Map (db m64666) WM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish ChurchPilipino Parish — Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila
His Eminence, Jaime Cardinal Sin. D.D. Archbishop of Manila commissioned Very Rev. Msgr. Federico V. Navarro to start the restoration and reconstruction of this church on January 1977, which was finished in January 1984. In May 9, 1985, the . . . — Map (db m64588) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
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 . . . — Map (db m72413) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Sampaloc, Manila — Santo Tomas Internment Camp — Main Building, University of Santo Tomas
Through these portals passed up to ten thousand Americans and other nationals of the free world who were interned within these walls by the Japanese military. Suffering great physical privation and national humiliation from January 4, 1942, until . . . — Map (db m72731) HM WM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Sampaloc, Manila — University of Santo TomasUniversidad de Sto. Tomas — Main Building
Panel 1: Founded in 1611 by legacy of Archbishop Miguel de Benavides. Authorized to confer degrees in 1624. Granted university privileges in 1645 by Innocent X upon Philip IV’s request. Made a royal university in 1785 by Charles III and a . . . — Map (db m72333) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Sampaloc, Manila — NHCP No. 5 — University of Santo Tomas[a.k.a: "U.S.T."; or "Catholic University of the Philppines"] — Archbishop Miguel de Benavides, O. P. - Founder
Tagalog text: Unang itinatag sa Intramuros bilang Seminaryo ng Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario ni Arsobispo Miguel de Benavides, O.P. 28 Abril 1611. Pinangalanang Colegio de Santo Tomas bilang pag-alaala kay . . . — Map (db m72769) HM
Philippines, Metro Manila, Taguig — Manila American Cemetery and Memorial — The American Battle Monuments Commission
Manila American Cemetery, the largest of 24 cemeteries built and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, both in area and number of graves. 16,636 military dead of the United States of America from World War II rest here, . . . — Map (db m73079) HM WM
Philippines, Pampanga ("Clark Freeport" a.k.a. "Clark Free Zone"), Angeles — Col. John M. Stotsenburg - Maj. Harold M. ClarkFort Stotsenberg/Clark Air Base — - Clark Air Base Museum -
Panel 1: Col. John M. Stotsenburg Fort Stotsenburg, now the Stotsenburg Area, was named for John M. Stotsenburg, Captain, Sixth U.S. Cavalry, and Colonel, First Nebraska Volunteers. A native of Indiana, and a graduate of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m73353) HM WM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Freeport Zone), Olongapo — Old West Gate"Spanish Gate"
This gate was the entrance to the original Spanish Naval Station established in Subic Bay in 1885. The principal Spanish construction lay to the east along what is now Rivera Point and consisted of an arsenal, several warehouses, and a number of . . . — Map (db m68100) HM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Freeport Zone), Olongapo — The Hellships Memorial
Inscription on first monolith: This memorial honors the thousands of World War II Allied prisoners of war transported under horrific conditions by their Japanese captors on “Hellships” and scattered all across Asia to work as . . . — Map (db m68846) HM WM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority), Olongapo — Inang Laya Monument"The Hands That Freed the Nation"Inang Laya - Mother Country
Let the Dozen Hands pay tribute to the Magnificent Twelve Senators of the Republic of the Philippines who on September 16, 1991, stood up and declared “NO” to the RP US Military Bases Treaty, thus finally ending more than four centuries . . . — Map (db m68214) HM
Philippines, Zambales (Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority), Olongapo City — Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
Five years ago today, this 24th day of November 1997, the U.S. Navy in solemn ceremonies relinquished administration, control and possession of the former Subic Naval Base, after 94 years to the sovereign Philippine government. Presiding over the . . . — Map (db m68150) HM

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