Thursday, March 6, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Fort Santiago Becomes A National Shrine

MARCH 6, 1951
The historic Fort Santiago was declared a National Shrine to remember the national heroes and martyrs who were imprisoned and killed there. During the Spanish era, the fort became the prison for Filipinos suspected to rebel against the Spanish Crown. Prominent among the Filipinos was Dr. Jose Rizal who was jailed inside the fort before his execution in 1896.

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