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Ermita, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Plaza Olivia Salamanca

Plaza Salamanca

 
 
Plaza Olivia Salamanca Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
1. Plaza Olivia Salamanca Marker
Inscription. 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 practicioner, she was a credit to the medical profession and an inspiration to her fellow women.
 
Erected 1955 by Philippine Historical Committee.
 
Location. 14° 34.994′ N, 120° 59.036′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker is on Taft Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Plaza at the intersection of General Luna, Teodoro M. Kalaw Sr. and Taft Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 528, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of San Vicente de Paul (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); U.S. Forces Liberate Manila (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Philippine General Hospital (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Ang Simbahan ng Nuestra Señora de Guia
Plaza Salamanca image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
2. Plaza Salamanca
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Cosmopolitan Church (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ermita.
 
Also see . . .  First Filipino Women Physicians. Dr. Olivia Salamanca led a bright but short life. She died at age 24 from tuberculosis. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.) 
 
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A Second Plaza Salamanca Marker - Erected by the City of Manila image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 2, 2003
3. A Second Plaza Salamanca Marker - Erected by the City of Manila
The plaza Salamanca was named in honor of Dr. Olivia Salamanca, one of the first Filipino women doctors. In recognition of her unselfish care to the city's poor and her pioneering effort of inspiring women to compete in the male dominated professional field.

The redevelopemnt of the new plaza Salamance by the city government under the "Buhayin ang Maynila Program" of the Atienza administration is aimed to provide safe and wholesome open space for a better of life for the residents of Manila.

A marker is installed at this site this 22nd day of June 2006, by the honor, Jose L. Atienza Jr,. of the 435th araw ng Manynila celebration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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