About the book:
Historical landmarks, monuments, and shrines, all hallowed or held in high deference, offer our people a more intimate encounter with our national heritage and historical lessons of the past.
They have the very souls bequeathed to them by the ideals, visions, and spirits of our great Filipino heroes and illustrious leaders (Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio Osmeña, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Sr., etc.) as well as of people who have achieved an enduring contribution toward the enrichment of Filipino cultural heritage (painters Juan Luna and Vicente Manansala).
They also highlight important historical events (Birth of the First Philippine Republic, Trial and Execution of Bonifacio, Tejeros Assembly, Leyte Landing, etc.) and notable battles of past wars (Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, Battle of Alapan Historical Monument, Mount Samat National Shrine, Corregidor National Shrine, Pulang Lupa Battle Shrine, Tirad Pass National Shrine, Bessang Pass National Shrine, etc.) for which they have been built, thereby serving as mute witnesses to the heroic spirit of Filipinos of yesteryears.
Oftentimes, the physical structures of these properties are historical artifacts by themselves (Aguinaldo Shrine, Barasoain Church Historical Landmark, Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Historical Landmark, Leon Apacible Historical Landmark, Marcela M. Agoncillo Historical Landmark, etc.), all monuments that depict the local aesthetic values of their builders, as well as the artistry, craftsmanship, and industry of Filipino artisans and laborers who were responsible for their construction.
Publisher: New Day Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
About the author:
Benjamin Locsin Layug, born in 1958 at Cebu City, belongs to the Locsin clan of Negros Occidental, being the grandson of the late Negros Occidental governor (1925 to 1928), secretary health (1946 to 1947), and senator (1951 to 1957) Jose C. Locsin. An architect by profession, he finished his B.S. Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) in 1982 and passed the board exam a year later. He is married to the former Grace B. Sta. Maria, a fellow schoolmate and architect with whom he has two children.
An independent architect and consultant since 1990, he is also an avid reader, traveler, and freelance travel writer in his spare time, contributing articles to Travel Update, Philippine Daily Inquirer, COLORS, TODAY, Business Day, and the Business Mirror. He is also a consultant of United Tourist Promotions (makers of EZ Maps) and author of the following books: A Philippine Odyssey: A Collection of Featured Travel Articles (New Day Publishers, 2005), Pathfinder’s Travel Guide: Boaracay (Great Books Trading, 2006), A Tourist Guide to Notable Philippine Churches (New Day Publishers, 2007), “A Philippine Odyssey: A Second Collection of Featured Travel Articles” (New Day Publishers, forthcoming), and “A Tourist Guide to Notable Philippine Museums” (New Day Publishers, forthcoming).
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 cm|