|Posted by junsantijr on February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM|
Guest speaker at the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Manila (Feb. 16, 2013) which will be observed at the Memorare monument at the Plazuela de Sta. Isabel on Gen. Luna St. corner Anda St. ( a block away from PSL Complex going to Manila Cathedral) is U.S. Ambassador Harry k. Thomas.
The bloodiest period in Philippine history (February 1945) had about 100,000 Manileños killed by Japanese sword, bullet and fire. As per historian William Manchester wrote in his book ‘American Caesar’;- one of the great tragedies of World War II, of Allied Cities in those war years, only Warsaw suffered more. 70% of the Utilities,72 % of the factories, 80 % of the southern residential district, and 100 % of the business district were razed (included was Intramuros). sourse: 2/15/13- MALAYA