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Binondo, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Roman Ongpin

(1847 - 1912)

 
 
Roman Ongpin Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Roman Ongpin Marker
Inscription.
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 ngyo'y bahagi ng kalye Kilusang Propaganda. Ipiniit ng mga Espanyol dahil sa kanyang pagtulong sa mga rebolusyonaryo, 1896. Ikinulong muli ng mga Amerikano, 6 Disyembre 1900 hanggang 23 marso 1901. Naglingkod bilang ingat-yaman ng Union Obrera Democratica, 1902. Naging pangulo ng mga samahang Sibiko tulad ng Casa Asilo de Invalidos Filipinos por la Guerra, La Proteccion de la Infancia at Gota de Leche. Yumao, 10 Disyembere 1912. Ipinangalan sa kanya ang daang Sacrista ng Lupong Munisipal ng Maynila bilang pagkilala sa kanyang mga nagawa, 1915.

Translated, the marker reads:
Patriotic and Philanthropist. Born in Binondo, Manila in February 28, 1847. Voted as Lieutenant of the “Mestizos of Binondo,” 1883-1885. Established “El 82” the first store who use “fixed price” in Colon St. which is now Kilusang Propaganda St. Imprisoned by the Spaniards for helping the revolutionaries, 1896. And again by the Americans, December 6, 1900 until March 23,1901. Became treasurer of the “Union Obrera Democratica,” 1902. Became president
Roman Ongpin Statue and a Second Marker at the Bottom Left image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. Roman Ongpin Statue and a Second Marker at the Bottom Left
of some civic groups like “Casa Asilo de Invalidos Filipinos por la Guerra,” “La Proteccion de ka Infancia” and “Gota de Leche.” Died in December 10, 1912. Sarcrista St. is renamed after him, to honor the things he had done.

 
Erected 2008 by National Historic Institute.
 
Location. 14° 35.987′ N, 120° 58.485′ E. Marker is in Binondo, Manila. Marker is on Ongpin Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Binondo, Manila 02 242, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (within shouting distance of this marker in Metro Manila); The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line in Metro Manila); Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial (about 150 meters away in Metro Manila); Ang Tahanan ng Kaanak ni Rizal 1903 Daang San Fernando, Maynila (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Sinilangang Pook ni Heneral Antonio Luna (approx. 0.3 kilometers
Roman Ongpin image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
3. Roman Ongpin
away); William J. Burke (approx. half a kilometer away); Where “Ang Kalayaan” Was Printed (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Binondo.
 
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