Manila Memorial Park
Tanauan Public Cemetery
If you still can't figure it out, I'll tell it to you now. I am actually hunting the graves of our past presidents who now rest in peace. It is for my Aims 100 Project goal #90.
90. all the Philippine presidents (in grave, past and present)
1) Emilio Aguinaldo
3) Jose Laurel
6) Elpidio Quirino
14) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Now I'll put a strikethrough on President Elpidio Quirino.
I just made a visit at Manila South Cemetery a few hours ago. Through PNR, from Sta. Mesa to Vito Cruz station, I reached the place at around 2:45 PM. From the station, I walked the length of Vito Cruz Street to the gates of the cemetery. Of course, trikes are available if you're not fond of walking.
|Manila South Cemetery Gate|
The only VIP's resting here are President Elpidio Quirino and Mayors Leon Guinto and Ramon Bagatsing.
|At the very heart of the cemetery, lies the tomb of President Elpidio Quirino.|
|President Elpidio Quirino (1948-1953). He's the 2nd President of the Third Republic of the Philippines.|
|Mayor Leon G. Guinto (1942-1945), mayor of the war-time Manila.|
I was not able to locate Mayor Bagatsing's tomb.
|This cemetery, though located at Makati City, is still part of the city of Manila, an exclave territory.|
|The matalahib graves of Manila South Cemetery, at the background is the Makati Business District.|
The Uncomfortable Experience
While I was strolling around the streets of the cemetery, a man in white was tailing me. What?!
I'm very sure it's not a ghost or any other elemental creature. I walked with speed, turned right to a street with a group of old folks, but he keeps on following me. I was very nervous when his distance from me was about a meter. He then whispered, "pipiktyur-piktyur ka pa ha," and I found out that he's a gay guy. Yeeks, creepy indeed. I just ignored him until I made it out of the cemetery.
Before the clock strike 4 in the afternoon, I was already on my way to the train station.