The Cinco de Noviembre Revolution Marker in Silay

Cinco Noviembre Revolution Marker Silay City Negros Occidental Landmark History Political Movement Spanish Negrense Natives Republic Government Location Description Date Construction Monument IslandThe Cinco de Noviembre Revolution Marker is located in Silay City in Negros Occidental Province. The Cinco de Noviembre Revolution landmark was erected in memory of the first uprising of the Negrenses in Silay City during the revolution of 1898. The Negros Revolution was a political movement which established a government in Negros Island, informally ending Spanish control of the island and resulting in a government run by the Negrense natives. The newly established Negros Republic would last for approximately three months until the American forces arrived and took control of the Philippines. In Silay City, where the Revolution Marker is located, it was at this southern end of the street now bearing the historic date where the first exchange of shots took place between the local revolutionaries and the Spanish Continue reading

The 66th Infantry Division Monument in Buguias

World War 2 66Th Infantry Shrine Buguias Benguet Monument Lengaoan Japanese Battle History Description Location Size Description Artillery Position Visit Landmark Barangay Province Army United States The World War 2 66th Infantry Shrine is located in Buguias in Benguet Province. The 66th Infantry Division Shrine is a historical monument located in barangay Lengaoan. The monument symbolizes the bravery of the combined Filipino and American soldiers where they stood their ground defending the area while firing their artillery against the Japanese forces. The 66th Infantry Monument is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Buguias. It is located along the Halsema Highway and about 75 kilometers away from Baguio City. Continue reading

The 11th Airborne Division Marker in Tagaytay

11Th Airborne Division Marker Tagaytay Cavite United States Army World War Ridge Landing City Mission General William Krueger 8Th Army History Location Description Landmark Monument Troops LiberationThe 11th Airborne Division Marker is located in Tagaytay in Cavite Province. On February 3, 1945, the 11th Airborne Division of Lt. Gen. William Krueger’s 8th Army airdropped military supplies and personnel on the Tagaytay Ridge amidst enemy groundfire. Their mission was to secure Tagaytay City and guarantee the easy flow of troops and supplies to Manila. The action later proved significant to the Manila liberation. A marker was made at the Silang Crossing to honor the event. Continue reading

The Panay Liberation Marker in Tigbauan

Panay Liberation Marker Tigbauan Iloilo Location World War Island Battle Visayas Japanese Imperial Army Kilometer City Construction Description History Troops American Landmark Monument Visit Info The Panay Liberation Marker is located in Tigbauan in Iloilo Province. The Panay Liberation Marker commemorates the landing on Panay during the Battle of the Visayas during World War II, effectively liberating the Panay region from the Japanese Imperial Army in 1945. The Panay Liberation marker is located 23 kilometers southwest of Iloilo City. Continue reading

The Kamestizuhan District in Malolos

Kamestizuhan District Malolos City Bulacan Neighborhood Houses Ancestral Homes Estrella Street Pariancillo Ejercito Cervantes Tiongson Location Architecture History Map Layout Tour Bautista Reyes Info The Kamestizuhan District is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The Kamestizuhan Street is a row of ancestral houses that are steep in history: Estrella Street and Pariancillo Street is where stands the Ejercito House, which was the Department of War of the First Philippine Republic. On the left side of Pariancillo Street is the Cervantes House, which is the Tiongson House with its intricate balustered windows that used to be the Commisaria de Guerra. The Adriano House has been beautifully restored and today serves as the Meralco Building. It was the Gobierno Militar de la Plaza. Just across it is a structure with sealed half-moon balconies that once served as the Carcel or jail. On the left are the ruins that mark the place where Jose Rizal’s historic letter To the Women of Malolos was read. The Bautista House, ornately Continue reading

The Mermaid in Lamon Bay, Atimonan

Mermaid Lamon Bay Maharlika Highway Atimonan Quezon Statue Barangay Angeles Sculpture Boulder Stone Rock Little Denmark Landmark Marker Monument Location Kilometer History Construction Sculptor Info The Mermaid in Atimonan is located along the beach of Lamon Bay near the Maharlika Highway within the boundary of Barangay Angeles. This sculpture of mermaid sitting on top of a big boulder is similar to the sculpture of Little Mermaid in Denmark. Aside from being an interesting site, this serves as a landmark for the motorists. It was a folk tale that mermaids were sighted in this part of Lamon Bay. Others say however, that what have been sighted are Whale Sharks or Butanding which are abundant in this area mostly from the late part of November to March of every year. Continue reading

The Madonna of Japan in Tacloban

Madonna Japan Kanhuraw Hill Tacloban City Location Leyte Symbol Peace Friendship History Statue Goddess Peace Garden Park Gift Japanese Government Maria Kannon Landmark Monument Magsaysay Boulevard The image of the Madonna of Japan, also known as Maria Kannon, was a gift from the Japanese people to the Philippines as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. Understandably, it is also referred to as the statue of the Goddess of Peace. The image stands on a rock amidst a landscaped garden. Tall trees and flowering plants can be seen within the park along with concrete benches where one can sit, pray and reflect.

During World War II, the Philippines suffered a great devastation brought by the Japanese forces. Many Continue reading

The Pulang Lupa Shrine in Torrijos, Marinduque

Pulang Lupa Shrine Torrijos Marinduque Location Monument Battle 1900 Philippine American War Colonel Maximo Abad Devereux Shields Defeat Mountain History Landmark Memorial Description Revolution Army The Pulang Lupa Shrine is located in Torrijos in Marinduque Province. Pulang Lupa is a monument to commemorate the Battle of Pulang Lupa. The Battle of Pulang Lupa was an engagement fought on September 13, 1900, during the Philippine-American War between the forces of Colonel Maximo Abad and Devereux Shields, in which Abad’s men defeated the American force. The Pulang Lupa Shrine is built in a mountain peak, where Filipino soldiers won over the Americans during the Philippine-American War on September 13, 1900. It is called “Pulang Lupa”, which means red soil, because of the bloody fight between the two forces. The Americans lost 4 killed and 50 captured, 6 of which wounded including Shields. A large selection of American firearms were also taken by the guerillas. The Filipino losses are Continue reading

Bautista-Uytangcoy House in Malolos

Bautista-Uytangcoy Mansion Malolos Santo Nino Street Residence House History Ministry Interiors First Philippine Republic Secretaria Fomento Architecture Layout Map Museum Visit Construction Style The Bautista-Uytangcoy Mansion is located along Santo Niño Street in Malolos, Bulacan Province. Adjacent to the Adriano House, The Bautista-Uytangcoy residence used to house the Ministry of Interiors during the First Philippine Republic, It was the Secretaria de Fomento and home of Don Antonio Bautista, Aguinaldo’s Secretary of the Interior. It is ornately sculpted Neo-Classic touches and was built in the 1850s and renovated in 1877 in the French Art Nouveau style. The Bautista-Uytangcoy House contains heirloom memorabilia including the original KKK flag and here. Jose Rizal and Marcelo H. del Pilar spoke to the 21 women of Malolos on June 27, 1892. Continue reading

Dinalupihan War Monument in Bataan

Dinalupihan First Line Defense Layac Junction Dinalupihan Bataan Marker Monument Landmark World War Philippines American Troops Japanese Invasion Rotunda Statues Allied Soldiers 38Th Infantry Division The First Line of Defense Marker is located at the Rotunda in Layac, Dinalupihan in Bataan Province. The First Line of Defense Marker marks the first strong line of defense of combined Philippines USAFFE Troops against Japanese invasion during World War II. Symbolic of the tragedy that befell Bataan and the gallantry of Filipino and American heroes who restored our country and people to a government of free peoples is a monument in the center of rotunda in Layac, Dinalupihan, Bataan. This monument features life size statues of the Allied troops and was erected by the 38th Infantry division, Army of the United States, in memory of the defenders of Bataan, living and dead, including the 38th Tank Company of Harrodburg, Kentucky, a unit of said division, in December 1941 to February 1942. Continue reading