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In light of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, various institutions from the public and private sector have organized events that tackle the heroes, their struggle, and the great stories of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Everyone is invited to attend, participate, and learn.

Date
Events
Time
Organization
Venue
February 3 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

“Manila Memories” – Roderick Hall

“Aspects of Internment” – Robin Pettyfer

“Teodulo Protomartir” – Uro de la Cruz

Exhibit opening

2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

Full details at: RSVP/Enquiries to: asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph – Tel: 759 8281

February 5 MANILA 1945 — THE REST OF THE STORY

Film showing and book launch by Peter Parsons-Lucky Guillermo

6:00 p.m. National Museum of the Philippines

Sypron-AV Manila

National Museum of the Philippines

Executive House Building, P. Burgos Drive, corner Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila

(+632) 527-12-09

February 6 – May 30 PROPAGANDA

Propaganda fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its capacity to inspire change or derail genuine national progress.

The exhibition was conceived to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and features Lopez Museum and Library’s collection of World War II propaganda and election-related archival materials.

Monday to Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lopez Museum and Library Lopez Museum and Library

G/F Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

For more information, call Tina Modrigo at 631-2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

February 7 REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PHILIPPINES IN WORLD WAR II

One hour tour of the American Military Cemetery by Deputy Director Hubert Caloud

Conjunction with the “Chronicles of War” series of lectures and events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Manila

11:00 a.m. Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library American Military Cemetery

Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

February 7 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

Film showing “Manila in Flames”

“Military Tactics” – Ricardo Jose

“Air Fields” – Tony Feredo

“Gen. MacArthur” – James Zobel

“Heritage Conservation” – Gemma Cruz, Augusto Villalon, Felice Prudente Sta. Maria

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

February 10 LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

A selection of documentaries, 2 hours total running time.

6:00 p.m. Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library

2nd Floor of Ortigas Building, Ortigas corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Tel Nos. : 631.1231 local 228 or 222

February 12 WAS THE DESTRUCTION NECESSARY?

Talk by James Zobel, Director of MacArthur Library, Norfolk, VA

6:00 p.m. Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library

2nd Floor of Ortigas Building, Ortigas corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Tel Nos. : 631.1231 local 228 or 222

February 14 On February 14, 2015, the Presidential Communications Development and the Presidential Museum and Library will launch a special feature on the Battle of Manila at www.gov.ph. Via a special documentary and a commemorative page containing essays, photos, and related documents, learn more about the contribution of Filipino guerrillas during the war. 7:00 a.m. Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Presidential Museum and Library

www.gov.ph.
February 14 Ceremony of Remembrance of the 100,000 civilians who perished in the Battle of Manila. 8:30 a.m Memorare – Manila 1945 FoundationOffice of the Mayor of Manila

Intramuros Administration

Memorare Memorial

General Luna Street corner Cabildo Street, Intramuros.

February 14 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

“Art and War” – Juvenal Sanso’, Cid Reyes

“Chinese Filipinos” – Meah Ang See

“Wa Chi Guerillas” – Kendrick Chua

“Stories of Survival” – Rosalinda Orosa, Benito Legarda Jr., Amb. Johnny Rocha, Nelly Lichauco Fung

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

February 16 Commemoration of the initial “jump” by the 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) – the assault for the liberation of Corregidor. Corregidor Foundation, Inc. 503 Memorial at Topside
February 16 “PRESIDENT JOSE P. LAUREL AND GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR: A Complex Relationship”

Talk by James Zobel, Director of MacArthur Library, Norfolk, VA

2:30 p.m. Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library Muralla Room, Bay leaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila
February 18 MACARTHUR’S RETURN, ITS MYSTIQUE AND NOTORIETY”

Talk by James Zobel, Director of MacArthur Library, Norfolk, VA

2:00 p.m. U.S. Embassy Manila

Ortigas Foundation Inc. Library

Charles Parsons Ballroom, Embassy of the United States
February 21 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

“Tagalog” – Takamichi Serizawa

“Medicine” – Arnel Joven

“Transportation & Utilities” – Ricardo Jose

“The Aristocrat” – Priscilla Reyes Pacheco

“Books” – Von Tates

“Komiks” – Karl Cheng Chua

“Radio” – Elizabeth Enriquez

“Music”- Raul Navarro

1:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

February 24 WAR AND REBUILDING SYMPOSIUM

Hosted by Lourd De Veyra

10:00 a.m. InterAksyon.com Robinsons Manila

Midtown Atrium, Cinema 1

 

February 28 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

“US Opposition to Quezon’s Plans” –

Sharon Delmendo

“WW2 Cinema” – Nick Deocampo

Film Viewing

Performance – Sipat Lawin Inc.

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

March 2 70TH COMMEMORATION OF THE RE-TAKING OF CORREGIDOR ISLAND BY ALLIED FORCES

This commemorates the actual liberation of the island and MacArthur’s return to the island.

Corregidor Foundation, Inc.
March 6 MANILA, MY CITY AT WAR!

Activities:

“An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines” – Sharon Delmendo

Film Viewing

“An Open Door: Jewish Rescue in the Philippines” – Noel Izon

3:00 p.m. Filipinas Heritage Library Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street

Greenbelt Park, Makati City