Memorare Manila Monument

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  • Central Terminal - Ermita • 10 min walk
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Marty
Cebu City, Philippines380 contributions
Respect
Dec 2020 • Solo
This memorial is dedicated to all those innocent victims of war, many of whom went nameless and unknown to a common grave, or never even knew a grave at all, their bodies having been consumed by fire or crushed to dust beneath the rubble of ruins.

Let this monument be a gravestone for each and every one of the over 100,000 men, women, children and infants killed in Manila during its battle of liberation, Feb. 3 to March 3, 1945. We have never forgotten them. Nor shall we ever forget.

May they rest in peace as part now of the sacred ground of this city: The Manila of our affection

February 18, 1995
Written 16 December 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,741 contributions
Small WW2 Memorial in Intramuros
Feb 2020
This is a small memorial to the victims of the Battle of Manila during the Second World War. This was a significant battle as it resulted in Manila being fairly comprehensively destroyed, and unfortunately most of the colonial district too. The monument itself is fairly average, but if you're already in the area it might be worth a quick visit.
Written 11 June 2020
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Enteng B
1 contribution
75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila Visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful monument. Sadly, the vicinity needs to be maintained better. It was dirty and one if there images had been desecrated.
Written 12 February 2020
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Dale10
Mount Abu, India228 contributions
Memorare
Oct 2019
This structure was built to remember those who lost their lives during the war. It in the middle of Intramuros.
Written 30 January 2020
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Steven T
Seattle, WA1,716 contributions
Wonderful memorial of the Battle of Manila
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Memorare – Manila 1945 Monument commemorates the lives lost during the battle for the liberation of Manila, waged by Filipino and American forces against Imperial Japanese troops from February 3, 1945, to March 3, 1945.

Sculpted by Peter de Guzman, the monument’s main feature is the figure of a hooded woman slumped on the ground in great despair for the lifeless child she cradles in her arms. Six suffering figures surround her, a glimpse of the great despair brought about by the gruesome massacres that were perpetrated all over the city inflicted by Imperial Japanese soldiers on civilians during the liberation of the city.

The inscription on the base was penned by Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature:

“This memorial is dedicated to all those innocent victims of war, many of whom went nameless and unknown to a common grave, or never even knew a grave at all, their bodies having been consumed by fire or crushed to dust beneath the rubble of ruins.

Let this monument be a gravestone for each and every one of the over 100,000 men, women, children and infants killed in Manila during its battle of liberation, Feb. 3 to March 3, 1945. We have never forgotten them. Nor shall we ever forget.

May they rest in peace as part now of the sacred ground of this city: The Manila of our affection. February 18, 1995.”.
Written 17 December 2019
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,254 contributions
Touching Monument
Nov 2019 • Solo
This monument was located on the corner as we walked from Fort Santiago to St Augustin Church.

The people captured in the monument were the defenseless civilians who were caught up in the raging war and suffered indignities such as rape and death. No one was spared from the infant cradled in the woman’s arms to the prone elderly man.

It’s worth a short stop. The plaques explained in detail the setting and meaning.
Written 8 December 2019
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Mojoblue717
Manchester, UK2,448 contributions
Quite impressive War Memorial
Oct 2019
Noticed this war memorial, whilst on a walking tour of Intramuros. Situated on a road, just past Cathedral and St Augustins, it commemorates the 100,000 people who lost their lives during the Japanese Occupation. For myself, it made me realise just how badly the Philippines People were treated during WW2. Quite an impressive sculpture, depicting a woman holding a dead body and surrounded by dead bodies and victims of rape. You don't need long here, but the memory lingers
Written 31 October 2019
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gea4957
Ocala, FL197 contributions
A drive by is all that is required
Oct 2019
Parking near here is impossible. Our guide drove buy to let us take pictures and explain the Monument. This is not a must see but a very nice monument if time permits.
Written 30 October 2019
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leah
Mandaluyong, Philippines763 contributions
sad memorial of war
Apr 2019
A memorial of the last world war situated near the famous San Agustin Church, made sadder by the fact that it largely goes unnoticed by most people passing by this area. The memory of war has long faded it seems.

But Manila was one of the most devastated cities during that war, next only to Warsaw in degree of destruction and number of deaths and injured. And we didn't even have to be in that war as we were so far from Europe in distance as well as ideology. So much suffering for nothing!

Now if only more people pays attention to this memorial, there'll be more realization of just how stupid wars are and how unnecessary and avoidable. Just a few moments contemplating this memorial is worth a lifetime of soul searching and a vow to never again let the same thing happen - ever!
Written 16 October 2019
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,465 contributions
Sombre
Jul 2019
I briefly visited this monument to reflect that in the Second World War, Manila was the second most bombed city.

Many lost their lives. Beautiful historic buildings were destroyed.

Sombre reflection and prayers are called for.
Written 24 August 2019
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