"The result of all of this was a new swagger in the Manileno. Foreigners who came to the city could pride itself in a style - strutted by both dress and manner - that was not European, nor Mexican, nor Chinese, nor even Indio. It was quite simply Filipino.
- From Manila, My Manila: A History for the Young by Nick Joaquin
More Filipinos should know about these monuments and the stories behind them.
I have been a regular at Roxas Boulevard when I was a kid because of my dad, but I don’t remember seeing most of these....