La Naval de Manila

Text: Adam Daniel Reyes | Edited: Diego TorresFirst Release: 11 Oct 2020 Before its destruction during the Second World War, the Walled City of Intramuros at the heart of Manila was the center of religious life and pageantry of the city. Within its moss covered perimeter walls stood numerous centuries old religious institutions, such as…

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…