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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
Padre Jose A. Burgos
 
Padre Jose A. Burgos Marker Photo, Click for full size
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 19, 2009
1. Padre Jose A. Burgos Marker
 
Inscription. 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 canonigo magistral ng Katedral ng Maynila sa Intramuros. Tungkol sa kanya si Kardinal Gonzales, isang kastila, ay nagwika: "Ang Pilipinas ay mangangailangan pa marahil ng isan-daang taon upang magkaroon ng isang anak na may katalinuhang tulad ni P. Jose A Burgos." Kasama sina Padre Gomes at Zamora, siya ay namatay na isang martie sa Luneta noong Pebrero 17, 1872.

Rough English Translation:
Father Burgos lived in this area from 1865 to 1872 and worked to reform the church under Spanish rule. He became parish priest of the Parroquia del Sagrario, church tax collector and temporary Canónigo Magistral of the Manila Cathedral in Intramoros. Cardinal Gonzales, a Spaniard, spoke highly of him: "It will probably take the Philippines a hundred years to have a child with intelligence like Padre José A Burgos." Along with Padres Gomes and Zamora, he died a martyr in Luneta on February 17, 1872.
 
Erected 1984 by National Historical Institute.
 
Location. 14° 35.524′ N, 120° 
 
Padre Jose A. Burgos Marker and the building occupying the site Photo, Click for full size
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 19, 2009
2. Padre Jose A. Burgos Marker and the building occupying the site
 
58.431′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Cabildo Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manila Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Ayuntamiento (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Roma (within shouting distance of this marker); Colegio de Santa Rosa (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza Santo Tomas (about 120 meters away); University of Santo Tomas (about 150 meters away); Former Palace of the Governors General (about 150 meters away); Plaza de España (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Intramuros.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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