Postal Heritage Tour [teh Third time]

With my officemates Vien and Edeleyn along with my friend Christian, my third time already. New places to explore aside from the conventional ones kaya excited rin ako.

The Philippine National Press Club (NPC) is a professional and social organization of journalists in the Philippines. It was founded in 1952 with the main objective of upholding the freedom of the press and maintaining the professionalism of journalists. It has adopted Walter Williams’ Journalists’ Creed, a journalistic code of ethics, as a standard of conduct for its members, which include both print and broadcast journalists.

Standing majestically along Magallanes Drive in Intramuros, in front of the gate that bears its name is the statue of Queen Isabel II. The statue of the Bourbon queen was created to perpetuate her memory in a colony half way around the world.

Plaza Mexico, this place–the banks of Pasig River in Intramuros Manila–has been the original port of call of the fabled galleons of the past. Indeed, the 270 years of galleon trade that became one of the Spanish Empire’s economic machinery and an event that triggered globalization into a whole new level.

In front of the Intendencia is the Plaza Espana. The plaza was first known as Plaza Aduana. In 1897, the colonial government named Plaza de los Martires de la Integridad dela Patria in honor of the Spanish soldiers who died during the Philippine Revolution. The present name was given by the American in 1902. In 1982, the Intramuros Administration restored the plaza and in 2000 it was renovated with the statue of King Philip II. The statue was unveiled by the Spanish monarch Queen Sophia as part of the closing activities of Philippine Independence Centennial.

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, officially known as the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and informally as Manila Cathedral, is a prominent Latin Rite Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. Located in the Intramuros district of Manila, it was originally a parish church owned and governed by the diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese on February 6, 1579 upon the issuance of a Papal bull by Pope Gregory XIII. The cathedral serves both as the Prime Basilica of the Philippines and highest seat of the archbishop in the country. The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original cathedral was built in 1581. The eighth and current incarnation of the cathedral was completed in 1958.

The Bahay Tsinoy (literally Chinese-Filipino House) is a museum located in the Intramuros (Old Walled City) section of Manila. Housed within the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center building, the museum documents the history, lives and contributions of the Chinese in the Philippine life and history.The museum was designed by Eva Penamora in collaboration with the late architect Honrado Fernandez in 1996, and completed and inaugurated in 1999. Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc., a non-profit organization co-founded by Teresita Ang-See, envisioned the project to provide another venue for advocating patriotism to the Philippines and promoting cultural identity and understanding between the local Chinese and Filipino communities, after the much-award bi-lingual children's educational television program Pinpin in the early 90's.

On 18 February 1995, the Shrine of Freedom also known as Memorare Manila Monument was erected in dedication and memory to the war victims. This monument is located at the Plaza de Santa Isabel, also known as the Plaza Sinampalukan, located at the corner of General Luna and Anda Streets in Intramuros, Manila. 

San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines. It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976.

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4 Reaction(s) :: Postal Heritage Tour [teh Third time]

  1. pa travel travel na lang :DD travelogue na ang theme ng blog mo :DD keep posting at pakiramdam ko sir nakakarating na rin ako sa mga lugar na yan :DD

  2. sir free naman kasi yan, next time sumama ka ah, this november try mo.

  3. pag sumama ba ako eh free din ako hehe,

  4. free daytour naman un sir, kaw talaga, aasahan kita sa november, lolx