Lat 14° 37' 0N Long 121° 0' 0E The Sampaloc District is located in the northeastern Manila in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Luzon in the Philippines. Also known as simply Sampalog.
During early 1942 occupied by the Japanese until early February 1945.
On February 4, 1945 retreating Japanese burned this area of the
Thomas University (University of Santo Tomas, UST)
Located in the Sampaloc District of Manila. Established on April 28, 1611 it became a university
in 1645 and the second university in the Philippines, and the oldest
university in Asia, predated Harvard by 25 years. The university
was relocated to the north of Manila afterwards and expanded into
a larger campus. During the war, it was used as a POW Camp
for over 3,000 civilians. Liberated by American
forces in early February 1945.
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February 6, 2020