Take a glimpse of Filipino, American courage at the Battle of Manila exhibition

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 4, 2020   •   669

The courage of our fallen heroes will never be forgotten.

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, launches Allies for Freedom: Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in World War II.

A gallery of the Battle of Manila can be viewed until March 31 at the American Barracks at Fort Santiago. This is in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.—AAC

LOOK: Nurse pays tribute to fellow frontliners through syringe art

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 24, 2020

While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc, the world is ever more appreciative and supportive of health workers frontlining the virus battle. Some express their support through music and donations — others through fine art.

A nurse paid tribute to her fellow frontliners and COVID-19 victims using syringe art.

Kimberly Joy Mallo Magbanua shared her masterpiece on Facebook: a health worker sleeping in exhaustion with the Philippine flag for a blanket.

“Ito’y para sa aking mga kapwang frontliners at sa lahat ng naging biktima ng COVID-19 (This is for my fellow frontliners and all the victims of COVID-19),” her post reads. AAC

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Intramuros exhibit commemorates the Battle of Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 18, 2020

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, an exhibit will feature the history of one of the atrocious battles during World War II.

The exhibit will be featured at Plazuela de Sta. Isabel in Intramuros, Manila and will run until September 5. It is brought to the public by the Intramuros Administration along with the Memorare Manila 1945 and the Philippine World War II Memorial Foundation.

The 29-day Battle of Manila, from February 3 to March 3 1945, saw the destruction of Manila in exchange for liberty from the Japanese forces.

Over 100,000 were brutally killed by the Imperial Japanese forces, some were bayoneted, raped and others were burned alive in their houses.—AAC

Intramuros adjusts opening hour of Fort Santiago dungeons to fix long lines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 18, 2020

The Intramuros Administration said they will adjust the opening schedule of the dungeons of Fort Santiago to fix long lines and waiting time of visitors.

In their Facebook post, the Intramuros Administration announced they will adjust their time schedule for the dungeons of Fort Santiago from 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Sunday (February 16).

“We would like to assure the public that we are taking steps to address current concerns such as long lines and waiting period. We are dedicated to ensuring a better experience for everyone,” their post reads.

The administration also reiterateed their commitment to make Intramuros “more fun than ever”.—AAC

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