Resisting the Oblivion’s Edge: Manila’s World War II Memorials and Markers

by Jeremiah Inocencio When the city of Manila was turned into a battleground between the Filipino, American, and Japanese forces from February 3 to March 3, 1945, around 100,000 civilians were killed, 50,000 were hurt and wounded, and thousands of casualties were registered from the belligerents. This lamentable combination of carnage and rubble was devastating…

The Manila Chinese Cemetery & Sta. Cruz District

Article by Ken Tatlonghari 30 January 2022 Cemeteries are usually not the most popular tourist attractions. But the Manila Chinese Cemetery located in Santa Cruz is one that should buck that trend. It not only exhibits the inextricable presence of the Chinese community on Philippine soil, but also of elaborate Art Deco and Modernist architectural…