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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Puerto Princesa: Plaza Cuartel

We had too little time to eat at least a fishball in Puerto Princesa City Baywalk; unless we would wish to skip the Plaza Cuartel. So, we hurriedly jumped off the van and head towards the once Japanese Garrison that is just across Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.

Just a bit note of history: During the World War II, more than a hundred and forty American prisoners were burned to death in this place. The Garrison was turned into a park to somehow eliminate the griminess of the place.

Visit the place when the sun is still hot. We went there when the sun was about to set; and the gloominess of the place struck us. Or was it just because we have read the past of the place and it brought chill to our spines?

Just at the entrance; you will see the prison cell where the burning happened.

There was a very lucky man who managed to escape the excruciating pain of fire and lived a much longer life. He's  Don Schloat whose monument can be found standing in Plaza Cuartel. It was a monument of a man on fire.

Anyways, Plaza Cuartel was the last on the list of our itineraries for Palawan City Tour. We opted not to stay long as the place was getting dark and we wanted to pay a visit to the nearby church. 

This place reminds us that war is nothing but stupid act a man could ever think and deliver to mankind. 'twas such a very informative tour we had in Plaza Cuartel.

Next stop: The Underground River

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