Binondo, Metro Manila, Philippines
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 native who was executed on September 27, 1637 for refusing to renounce his Catholic faith.
The plaza also includes the monument of Joaquin Santa Marina who founded the La Insular Cigar and Cigarette factory in 1863. In 1979, the monument of the first Filipino printer, Tomas Pinpin, was also transferred to this plaza from Plaza Cervantes.
As part of the Mayor Jose L. Atienza, Jr. administrationís Buhayin ang Maynila program, the new Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz underwent major redevelopment with the assistance of the Metrobank Foundation thru its chairman, Dr. George S.K. Ty, and Congressman Miles Andrew M. Roces to provide a safe and beautiful place for rest and recreation for the growing Binondo community.
Jose L. Atienza, Jr.
City of Manila
Location. 14° 36.023′ N, 120° 58.427′ E. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at the fountain in the center of the Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz - west of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (Ang Simbahan ng Binondo)- across Quintin Paredes Street. 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. Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (about 90 meters away in Manila); Roman Ongpin (about 120 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.
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