Sunday, January 5, 2014

Freedom Park


Frequented by joggers in the early mornings, this park also serves as a reminder of some of the freedom fighters of our country the Philippines.
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It is nice to visit the park to just sit down and watch the cars and pedestrians passing by at the road below or see the sun set by the West Philippine Sea along the Poro Point Peninsula (where Thunderbird Resort is located).
The best time to go there is when the sun is lying low by the horizon (early mornings and late afternoons) so as not to get sunburns otherwise get an umbrella or apply some sunblock.











Overlooking the West Philippine Sea, this Park is a series of concrete steps (138 total steps) located at a hillside (Heroes Hill) with concrete statues of some of the freedom fighters placed strategically along the sides of the landings of the steps while the National hero Dr. Jose Rizal is placed at the central part of the steps (see illustration/plan).






FREEDOM PARK
CONSTRUCTED BY THE
PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION
1968-1971 & 1972-1975

JUVENAL K. GUERRERO
GOVERNOR

RAMON R. VILLALON, JR.    DAVID D. AGUILA
VICE GOVERNOR               BOARD MEMBER
TOMAS M. ASPRER       CASTOR Z. CONCEPCION
BOARD MEMBER               BOARD MEMBER

ANACLETO B. ALZATE
BOARD MEMBER (RESIGNED)

DEDICATION
TO OUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE, ONE NATION
UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH JUSTICE AND
LIBERTY FOR ALL

CONSTRUCTION UNDER
MARIANO M. CHAN, PROV. ENGR.


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Here are the statues that can be seen in this park:
(Sequence: From Top of the park going down)

#9
Ramon Magsaysay
1907-1957
Third President
Philippine Republic
December 30, 1953
#8
Gen. Antonio Luna
1866-1898
Greatest General of the Revolution
Editor of "La Independencia"
Died June 5, 1899

#7
Dr. Jose P Rizal
1861-1896
National Hero
Author of "Noli Me Tangere"
and "El Filibusterismo"
died Dec. 30, 1896

#6
Manuel A. Roxas
1892-1948
President
Philippine Republic
July 4, 1946
#5
Andres Bonifacio
1863-1892
Founder of the
Katipunan
July 7, 1892

#4
Manuel L. Quezon
1878-1944
President
Philippine Commonwealth
Nov. 15, 1935
#3
Marcelo H. Del Pilar
1850-1896
Editor of
"La Solidaridad"
Died July 4, 1896

#2
Emilio Aguinaldo
1869-1964
First President
Philippine Republic
January 23, 1899
#1
Fr. Jose Burgos
1837-1872
Leader of the
Filipino Martyrs "Gomburza"
Died February 17, 1872


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There are still available slots in the park for Philippine freedom fighters and heroes, who do you think will be the next?


Subject  : Freedom Park
Location : Heroes Hill, Guerrero Road
                City of San Fernando
                Province of La Union

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