Binondo, Metro Manila, Philippines
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 League, Squadrons", etc.
Marker Panel 3:
This memorial was erected on June 12, 1995 by Confederation of Filipino Chinese Veterans in remembering and honoring the anti-Japanese heroes who died in defense of our country during the Second World War in 1941 to 1945.
Marker Panel 4:
Message, Malacañan Palace, Manila:
This memorial is dedicated to the Filipino-Chinese veterans of the Second World War who bravely fought Japanese invaders in defense of our country’s honor, freedom and democracy.
Undoubtedly, these courageous men and women went through untold human sufferings and deprivations. But the will to fight and liberate the country from the claws of the enemies kept the spirit of perseverance and camaraderie undiminished among these freedom fighters.
Today, we pay tribute to these unsung heroes. Reminiscing with gratefulness their wartime efforts and sacrifices and enkindling among our new generations the torch of solidarity, cooperation, dedication and nationalism.
Let the tragedy of war, the victory gained through self-sacrifice and
Mabuhay Ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay Tayong Lahat!
Marker Panel 5:
Message, Office of the Mayor, Manila, … Republic of the Philippines:
In behalf of the people of Manila, I take great pleasure and pride in remembering and honoring the Filipino-Chinese veterans who died in defense of our country during the Second World War.
A fitting tribute to their valor and patriotism is a memorial which will be built on Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz in Binondo, Manila.
Authorized by an ordinance by the Manila City Council. The Confederation of Filipino-Chinese Veterans will undertake the construction of this symbol of recognition.
All city officials, notably the honorable members of the City Council, are grateful to the CFCV for the much needed memorial to the unsung Filipino-Chinese Veterans.
To the CFCV, Mabuhay!
Erected 1995 by Confederation of Filipino-Chinese Veterans.
Location. 14° 36.04′ N, 120° 58.415′ E. Marker is in Binondo, Metro Manila. Marker Touch for map. The monument is in the historic "Chinatown" neighborhood at the northwest end of Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz. 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. The New Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (about 120 meters away in Manila); Roman Ongpin (about 150 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Binondo.
Also see . . .
1. Chinese Filipinos [WWII]. ... Beginning World War II, Chinese soldiers and guerrillas joined in the fight against the Japanese Imperial Forces during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines (1941–1945). On April 9, 1942, many Chinese Filipino Prisoners of War were killed by Japanese Forces during the Bataan Death (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Pinoy History: Flag of the Wa-Chi Group. The Wa-Chi Group, also known as Wah-Chi or Hua Zhi, was a group of Chinese-Filipinos who fought against Japanese in 1942-1945. Its complete name was: Feilubin Huaqiao Kangri Zhidui (Philippine-Chinese anti-Japanese Guerrilla Forces) ... (Submitted on April 22, 2013.)
3. Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial. The memorial was photographed as it was being removed from its original location on the bank of the Pasig River - prior to its relocation to Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz in 2008 (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Chinese Filipinos"; "CFCV"; Sangley; Chinatown
Categories. • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.