Save the Old Paco Train Station!

Sometimes getting diverted is a good thing. While I was initially irked that the bus I took to get to Philippine Normal University ended up in Plaza de Dilao, my mood changed when  I saw the Takayama monument and the old Paco train station. I dream one day our old train stations gets restored back to […]

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The Japanese of Old Manila

An unexpected detour last week brought me to Paco’s Plaza de Dilao. A recent Manila traffic regulation restricted some buses from entering the city. The unexpected detour gave me the time to inspect the monument that was built to memorialize the Japanese Christian leader, Lord  Takayama [1].  Not too many Filipinos know that there was once […]

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