Did you know that ... The Building on the right is “TORRE DE MANILA” It has been controversial due to its proximity to the Rizal Monument. The tower has been publicly known as "THE NATIONAL PHOTO BOMBER “. Various attempts to halt construction were made from 2012 to 2017 but eventually the construction continued due to the lack of a law that forbids such constructions within the skyline of a national monument. The developers challenged conservation groups in the Supreme Court of the Philippines, stating that the National Cultural Heritage Act. of 2009 has no provision to protect skylines. In 2017, the court ruled in favor of Torre de Manila's developer, DMCI Homes, effectively deflecting further attempts to stop the construction of the building.
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In 1995 the land was opened for development under the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and has transformed into one of the most modern business districts in the Philippines.
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Did you know that ... In 1896, Philippine national hero JOSE P. RIZAL was executed by the Spanish. His body was buried in an unmarked grave in PACO PARK Cemetery.
When Rizal’s sisters discovered his grave, they bribed the guards to mark it with “RPJ,” his initials in reverse, to hide the spot from the Spanish. Though Rizal’s body has since been moved, now entombed about a kilometer away beneath a monument that bears his name, the coded grave marker remains at Paco Park.