ERMITA, MANILA ─ The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by its Chairman Rene R. Escalante, will unveil on Monday, 7 August 2017 at 8:00 a.m., the historical marker Punong Himpilan ng Hukbong Pampulisya ng Maynila. The marker states:
|HIMPILAN NG HUKBONG PAMPULISYA NG MAYNILA|
|ITINATAG BILANG UNANG PULISYANG SIBIL NG MAYNILA SA BISA NG PROKLAMASYON NI GOBERNADOR WILLIIAM H. TAFT, 5 AGOSTO 1901. NAGSILBING MGA PUNONG HIMPILAN ANG ESCUELA MUNICIPAL , INTRAMUROS, 1901-1904; BULWAGANG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA, 1904-1946; LUMANG KULUNGAN NG BILIBID, 1946-1949; AT ANG KASALUKUYANG HIMPILAN MULA 1949. ITINAYO ANG GUSALING ITO BILANG SOUTH POLICE STATION BAGO ANG IKALAWANG DIGMAANG PANDAIGDIG; PINAGKUBLIHAN NG HUKBONG HAPONES AT NAGING LUGAR NG MATINDING LABANAN, 14-20 PEBRERO 1945; AT ISINAAYOS SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PHILIPPINE REHABILITATION ACT AT ITINALAGANG PUNONG HIMPILAN NG HUKBONG PAMPULISYA NG MAYNILA, 1949|
Chairman Rene R. Escalante will officially turn over the marker to the Manila Police District PCSupt Joel Napolcom M Coronel, NCRPO Regional Director Oscar D Albayalde and Deputy Executive Director Carminda R. Arevalo will stand as witnesses during the signing of the certificate of transfer.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.
For more information, contact the Historic Sites and Education Division at NHCP tel. nos. 2547482 loc 126 and 5231019.