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Villa Escudero Plantation and Resort
LinkP. O. Box 4
San Pablo City 4000
Philippines
Admission: 575 Pesos

Villa Escudero
Click For EnlargementHomestead of the Escudero family a plaque at the homestead reads: "Occupying a vast tract of land that is part of San Pablo City in Laguna and the towns of Tiaong and Dolores in Quezon, Villa Escudero was purchased in 1880 by Placido Escudero, a Spaniard, and his wife Claudia Maria-Sigan. It served as a sanctuary to the revolutionist against the Spaniards and the Americans 1897–1901.

Click For EnlargementArsenio Escudero and his wife Rosario Adap provided refuge to Filipino and American soldiers who retreated from the south and proceeded to Bataan in 1941. For organizing a group of guerillas who fought against the Japanese in 1942, both Placido and Arsenio Escudero were arrested and an tortured by the enemy. A historical Villa of freedom During the Spanish, American and Japanese occupation."

Click For EnlargementVilla Escudero Museum
A museum is located inside an old church building. It is full of items of religious significance, the Spanish era, animals, and pre-history graves and artifacts. Upstairs, are a few cabinets related to World War II, displaying Japanese and Allied small arms, machine guns and relics. Photography is prohibited inside.

Click For EnlargementVilla Escudero Grounds
On the grounds outside the homestead and museum is a collection of wartime relics including a tank and Japanese guns and artillery. Also, cannons from the Spanish era. A number of artillery shells are used as fence posts and gate guards in the area.

Type 89 Chi-Ro Medium Tank
Displayed outdoors.

120mm Howitzer Type 38 (1905)
Displayed outdoors.

105mm Howitzer Type 91 (1931) Serial Number 287
Displayed outdoors.

75mm Field Gun Type 38 / Improved Type 38 (1905) Serial Number 1619
Displayed outdoors.

47mm Anti-Tank Gun Type 1 (1941)
Displayed outdoors.

25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (1936) Single Mount
Displayed outdoors.

Sea Mine Type 93
Displayed outdoors.

Click For Enlargement.30 caliber Machine Gun
American 30 caliber liquid cooled machine gun on a Japanese mount? No serial number is visible on the breech. A second empty gun mount only is present nearby.
Click For EnlargementGun Shield
Type or details unknown, possibly from L2V2 (?) Rear View

AT-28D Trojan Tail Number 612
Click For EnlargementDuring 1960, assigned to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) to the 100th Training Wing. During 1973, this aircraft flew combat missions against rebels on Mindanao while assigned to the 15th Strike Wing. In 1994 and 1995, flown in commemorative ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the American landings in Leyte and Lingayen. Afterwards, donated to Villa Escudero Plantation and Resort and displayed outdoors.

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