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Did you know: Legarda Avenue

/ 12:56 AM September 27, 2013

Calle Alix in Sampaloc, Manila, was renamed Legarda Avenue after Benito Legarda who was born 160 years ago today. Born in Manila on Sept. 27, 1853, he was a member of the Malolos Congress and one of the first commissioners of the Philippines to the United States. He died on Aug. 27, 1915, in France and was buried at Manila North Cemetery. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

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