School Adventures: Dr. Jose Rizal

April 5, 2014
I cannot believe that I forgot about posting this! Anyways, last month our class in Rizal's Life, Works and Writings went on a mini field trip at Fort Santiago. Fort Santiago a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros ("within the walls").
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. The Rizal Shrine museum displays memorabilia of the hero in their collection and the fort features, embedded onto the ground in bronze, his footsteps representing his final walk from his cell to the location of the actual execution. To know more: click here.

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Here are some photos from our trip. :)

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