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    Muntinlupa City NCR | Luzon Philippines

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US Army 1945

Location
Muntinlupa City is located to the south of Manila bordering Laguna Province and Cavite Province. Borders Taguig City to the north, Parañaque City to the northwest, Las Piñas City to the west, Bacoor and Cavite to the southwest and the municipality of San Pedro in Laguna Province and Laguna de Bay to the east.

Bilibid Prison (New Bilibid Prison)
Construction of this prison began in 1936 and was completed January 22, 1941. From the air, the prison looks like a railway turntable with the main sentry tower in the middle and the prison cells in a spoke arrangement outward.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Bilibid Prison was used as a military Prisoner of War (POW) and civilian prison camp. After Corregidor surrendered, most of the prisoners were billeted at Bilibid before being transported elsewhere. After the war, Japanese prisoners were detained at Bilibid, including General Tomoyuki Yamashita while he was on trial for war crimes until executed by hanging at Los Baños on February 23, 1946.

Today, it is still used as a prison, located near the Recto Station of the LRT-2. You can clearly see it from there. Today it is know as the National Bilibid Prison, where the Philippines most dangerous criminals are incarcerated.

The Japanese Garden Cemetery
The cemetery is a burial place of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese general who became famous during the Japanese occupation of the country.

Memorial Hill
This is a small hill in the NBP reservation compound is the burial place of Eriberto Misa the Prisons Director during 1937-1949. Also, a Japanese 120mm DP gun is emplaced here.

120mm Dual Purpose Gun Type 10
Emplaced near Bilibid Prison

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August 27, 2014

 

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