Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Libingan ng mga Bayani

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

     After we visited the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, we drove all the way to Heroes’ Cemetery or Libingan ng mga Bayani.  It was just 5 minutes away.  As I remember, if I’m not wrong, there is no fee entering this cemetery.  You can even drive inside the cemetery because the area is so big and you will get tired from walking around. 

     This cemetery was first established on May 1947 as Republic Memorial Cemetery and was later changed to its current name on October 27, 1954 by President Magsaysay.  It is the final resting place for Filipino military personnel, heroes, martyrs, Philippine presidents, defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, and the battlefields of the Allied Liberation of the Philippines during World War II.  There is also the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

     However, those who were dishonored, discharged from service, and convicted of an offense pertaining to moral turpitude are not allowed to be buried here.

President Diosdado Macapagal

President Carlos P. Garcia

General Carlos P. Romulo

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