Day 17: Rizal Day

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Manila in 1800’s looked like a province of Spain.

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A wall in the old city of Manila, then called Intramuros, bears the scars of battle that the country has gone through.

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A park in Intramuros buffers the city to Fort Santiago, where Jose Rizal one of the country’s hero was incarcerated.

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Entrance to Fort Santiago stands as an impenetrable wall during the Spanish Era.

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The death of the three priests (Gomburza) marked the uprising of the Filipinos against the conquistadors.

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Facing the Manila Cathedral where Catholicism was used by the friars to conquer our land.

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This site bears the remains of soldiers (American and Filipinos alike) during the world war 2 battle of Manila.

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Garrison where Prisoners of war, traitors and martyrs were tortured and eventually killed from the Spanish time to World War 2.

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Headquarters of the Spanish army and eventually American servicemen.

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Tracing the last steps of Rizal before he was sentenced to die by firing squad. His death eventually led the Filipinos to revolt against the Spanish rule.

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