Sampoloc is the area where American colonial troops and Filipino revolutionaries fought at the turn of the 20th Century.
Filipinos accused Americans of shooting a Filipino soldier, and returned fire.
A historical marker which had stood on the San Juan Bridge was ordered moved to Santa Mesa in 2003 after studies by Dr. Benito Legarda concluded that the shot was fired somewhere between Blockhouse 7 (within the city limits of Manila) and Barrio Santol (now a part of Sampaloc) on the connecting road that is now Sosiego Street.
This early historic photograph show Sampoloc in 1899, just before the Filipino/American conflict.
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