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Battle For Manila: we will never forget

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“It was Yank and Jap together that razed Intramuros. A dual crime.”
—Nick Joaquín—

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A US battle tank gratuitously bores a hole through the gates of Fuerte de Santiago, Intramuros during the closing days of the war. This heartbreaking photo was taken exactly 71 years ago today.

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  1. ROLANDO EMPAYNADO

    hi, pepe.
    yesterday, president elpidio quirino’s remains were re-interred at the libingan ng mga bayani. truly deserving of him. anyway, upon searching on youtube about his life…I stumbled upon a video with him speaking in spanish! I was surprised, and not only that, he also went on an official visit to spain, when he was still president, in 1951 and met with its then leader francisco franco.🙂

    here is the video of him speaking in spanish:

    and here is the video of him on his 1951 official visit to spain:

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  2. ROLANDO EMPAYNADO

    hi, pepe.
    yesterday, president elpidio quirino’s remains were re-interred at the libingan ng mga bayani. truly deserving of him. anyway, upon searching on youtube about his life…I stumbled upon a video with him speaking in spanish! I was surprised, and not only that, he also went on an official visit to spain, when he was still president, in 1951 and met with its then leader francisco franco.🙂

    here is the video of president quirino speaking in spanish:

    and here is the video of the 1951 official visit to spain:

    bonus video, speech in the US Congress delivered of course, in English:

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