On the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) is spearheading an online observance to bring the story of the 1945 Battle of Manila to a younger generation of Filipinos. PCDSPO has partnered with Memorare Manila, a foundation composed of families whose kin perished in the Battle of Manila, to complement their commemoration initiatives.
The special feature page (http://malacanang.gov.ph/battle-of-manila/) will feature an interactive multimedia timeline and essay on the Battle of Manila, where at least 100,000 civilians died, the vast majority of them slaughtered by Japanese troops as they systematically destroyed the city. Re-rendered maps and colorized photos which accompany the essay also provide a visual account of the battle. Through an exclusive partnership with Tiger Films, a rare, colored film featuring the devastation of Manila in the aftermath of the Battle of Manila, will also be made available online on the special page.