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    Sampaloc District Manila | National Capital Region | Luzon Philippines

Location
Lat 14° 37' 0N Long 121° 0' 0E  Located in the northeastern Manila. Also known as "Sampalog".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during 1942 until early February 1945. On February 4, 1945 retreating Japanese burned this area of the city.

Santo 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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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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