The government-funded University of the Philippines opened in 1908 and is today the country's largest university system. ... More
University of the Philippines
The government-funded University of the Philippines opened in 1908 and is today the country's largest university system. This main campus at Diliman, Quezon City, covers 493 hectares dotted with approximately 26 colleges, 30 research/training institutes, 57 libraries, 10 residence halls, several canteens, theaters, a chapel and an alumni center. Echoing classical Greek architecture with its tall columns and fluid symmetry, the main administration building is fronted by the Oblation (shown in the photo), a rendition into sculpture of National Hero Jose Rizal's poem My Last Farewell.
A distinctive feature of the Manila skyline, the green and white gothic spires of the churches of this powerful and
influential religious group are as familiar a sight to Filipinos as McDonald's golden arches. Iglesia ni Cristo (also known ...
Filipinos and foreigners alike can view some of the Philippines' historic and cultural treasures in this Museum of the Filipino
People. Among the many displays here, the galleries devoted to the San Diego galleon merit special mention. Porcelain plates, ...
The history of Manila is closely tied to this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated
La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take ...
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