Taguig City is now known for being one of top cities in Metro Manila. For the past decade, it even became the fastest growing city in the Philippines. Despite of the developments, the city is still known for having sites that became part of our history.
Here are 11 notable and historical sites you must visit in Taguig:
- Blue Mosque
- Dambanang Kawayan
- Department of Science and Technology
- Felix Manalo Shrine
- Food Terminal Incorporated
- Libingang ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery)
- Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
- St. Anne Church
- Veterans Museum
Blue MosqueThis religious center located at Maharlika Village, Taguig City, designed by renowned architect Angel Nakpil, is also a socio-civic meeting place for both Filipino and foreign Muslims. It houses a conference room, three madrasa classrooms, a Library, Clinic, Secretariat and Imam Office. The geometrical design of this building is a multi-cross patterned after the CORDOVA in Spain (Cordova means Church).
Dambanang KawayanSaint John the Baptist Parish is a Roman Catholic parish-church located in Barangay Ligid-Tipas, Taguig City. It is a century old church with altar, wall sidings, ceiling and benches that are made of pure, native bamboo. This symbol of Filipino design and artistry stood in history as the site where over 500 men were gathered and brutalized during the tragic “sona”.
As of December 1, 1944 conducted by the Japanese forces. The men were later imprisoned in the dungeons of Fort Santiago in Intramuros, not to be seen again, alive or dead.
Department of Science and TechnologyThe Department of Science and Technology, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.
Originally established as the National Science and Development Board (NSDB) on 13 June 1958, it was reconstituted as the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) on 17 March 1981 with the vision of "A competent and competitive science and technology community with a social conscience."
Felix Manalo ShrineBro. Felix Y. Manalo Birth Place – On July 27, 2007, coinciding with the 93rd Anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the National Historical Institute (NHI) of the Philippines unveiled a marker on the birth place of Felix Manalo, declaring the site as a National Historical Landmark. The marker is located at Barangay Calzada, Tipas, Taguig City, where the ancestral home of Manalo once stood. The marker sits on a 744 square meter plaza.
Food Terminal IncorporatedFood Terminal Incorporated (FTI) is a Filipino government owned and controlled corporation focused on food processing and distribution.
It also runs a 120-hectare industrial estate that leases lots for small and medium-sized enterprises that runs business on agricultural development, electronic raw materials and other business endeavors, of which 76 hectares were sold to Ayala Land and is now known as Arca South.
Libingang ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery)This place is the final resting place of 33,520 Filipinos who laid their lives for the country during the Second World War. Dignitaries and personnel of the Philippine military from privates to generals are also buried here.
The Republic Memorial Cemetery at Fort McKinley was established in May 1947 as a fitting tribute to the gallant Filipino men and women who brought honor to the country and fought for the sake of freedom and democracy.
Manila American Cemetery and MemorialThe Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. It can be reached most easily from the city via Epifano de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) to McKinley Road, then to McKinley Parkway inside the Bonifacio Global City. The Nichols Field Road is the easiest access from Manila International Airport to the cemetery.
The cemetery, 152 acres (62 ha) or 615,000 square metres in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it has the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II and holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations.
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Parolahis centuries-old lighthouse became the secret rendezvous point of the Katipunan as it planned its revolution for Philippine Independence. The Parola was chosen by KKK Supremo Gat Andres Bonifacio as a meeting place because it was the most accessible channel from Tondo, Manila and from the Municipios along the Pasig River and the Province of Laguna.
This place is lying as centerpiece of the Sta. Ana Catholic Cemetery, erected by Filipino labor and supervised by Spanish friars in the year 1700. The dome is made of tiles and the walls of stones. The structure is 12 meters in diameter. It has retained its quaint mysterious appeal despite the minor repairs it has undergone in 1980 and in 1993.
St. Anne ChurchBuilt in 1587, Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne , located in Barangay Sta. Ana, Taguig, is definitely one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. This was destroyed by an earthquake in 1645 and reconstructed in 1848. It was destroyed again by another earthquake and was rebuilt in 1896 by Fr. Guillermo Diaz. A new retablo was installed in the year 2003 by the then parish priest, Rev. Fr. Roy M. Rosales.
This museum features war stories as interpreted by life-sized montages and retold by different art forms combined with advanced technology.
It is the only museum in our country that shows World War II in form of tableaus on the daily life of Filipino crusaders during the said time. A secret tunnel, used during World War II, is part of a guided tour of the Philippine Army Museum. Displayed at the Museum are war materials such as weaponry, war relics and dioramas depicting the multi-dimensional role of army soldiers.
Which of these have you already visited?
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