MANILA ─ The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), led by its Chairman Rene R. Escalante, unveiled the historical marker Plaza Miranda last Saturday, 21 August 2021, 8:00 a.m. at the Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila, to coincide with its 50th anniversary celebration. The marker reads:
IPINANGALAN KAY JOSE SANDINO Y MIRANDA, INGAT-YAMAN NG PILIPINAS (1853-1854). NAGING TANYAG DAHIL DITO INILALAHAD AT MINSAÝ IPINAGTATANGGOL ANG MGA PROYEKTO AT POLISIYA NG BANSA. DITO RIN GINAGANAP ANG MGA PAGTITIPONG PAMPUBLIKO TULAD NG MITING DE AVANCE AT PROTESTA. SA PLAZA NANGYARI ANG PAGSABOG SA PULONG NG PARTIDO LIBERAL NA IKINASAWI AT IKINASUGAT NG MARAMI, 21 AGOSTO 1971. NANANATILING LUGAR NG MALAYANG PAGPAPAHAYAG.
Chairman Rene R. Escalante officially turned over the marker to the City Government of Manila headed by DTCAM OIC Charlie D. Dungo. Chief, City Tourism Operations Officer Mr. Ronald Flores and NHCP Deputy Executive Director for Administration Carminda R. Arevalo stood as witnesses during the signing of the certificate of transfer.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publications, and to preserve historical heritage through conservation ad the marking of historic sites and structures.
For more information, contact the Historic Sites and Education Division at NHCP tel. nos. 53351217 local 126/149.