Did you know: Fort Santiago

/ 04:05 AM March 05, 2014

Before it was destroyed during World War II, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, was a two-story structure that housed the artillery companies of the Spanish Army and the cell where national hero Jose Rizal was detained. On Mar. 6, 1951, Fort Santiago was declared a national shrine in line with Republic Act No. 597. It was reconstructed in 1953 and became the Rizal Shrine.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research


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