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… Full Story »
This undated photograph shows the less-than-scenic view from Manila’s Hotel Orient some time in the 1890s. The activity on the riverbank suggests preparation for some building work.
The Ayuntamiento Building inside Manila’s Intramuros is set to become the capital’s latest tourist attraction. The stunning building will open its doors to the public once the Treasurer – Sir Roberto Tan, can finalise the details on opening the historic building to the public. Tan’s quest is to open the building to the public without disrupting… Full Story »