"What this Country needs is not a change OF men but a change IN men" March 1980

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Maestranza Wall, Intramuros Cornerstone Laying

GORDON LEADS MAESTRANZA WALL CORNERSTONE LAYING CEREMONY: Independent Senator Richard J. Gordon, together with Intramuros Administrator head Anna Maria Harper, Japanese Minister for Economic Affairs Tomochika Oyama, and Tourism Secretary Ace Durano, led the cornerstone laying ceremony of the ruined portion of the Maestranza Curtain Wall in Intramuros, Manila. The Maestranza Wall is part of Intramuros’ external walls that was bombed by the Japanese forces during the World War II. Through the efforts of Senator Gordon, the Japanese government released the money needed for the restoration of the wall to finally rebuild Manila’s Walled City.