Plaza Cuartel

Taft St., Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Plaza Cuartel
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Marjorie G.
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On December 15, 1944, 150 American prisoners of war (POW) were forced to enter the air raid shelters by their Japanese captors who are part of the Japanese Imperial Army Kempie-Tai. These soldiers were burned alive. Out of the 150, only 11 men were able to survive with the help of some Filipino guerillas. This World War II atrocity happened at Plaza Cuartel in Palawan. Today, a memorial marker for the fallen 143 American POW can be seen in the exact where they met their early demise.
I'm not sure if it's because the place holds a grim past that I felt sad when I went here. Nonetheless, I think it's a must-visit place in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. By visiting, I hope I'm able to pay my respects to the fallen POWs.

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Shayne B.
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Dropped to Plaza Cuartel to feed our minds with a bit of history. Haha.

Plaza Cuartel is where the Japanese burned the American prisoners alive way back December 1944. Out of 150 prisoners, only 11 survived. 128528 Cruel, isn't it? 128557

It's really nice to learn about the history of the place you're visiting. When you visit, you just have to list your name and that's it. No payment required.

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Jennifer Lea U.
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Was sad to read about its history on the massacre of American Prisoners Of War. We have an obligation to know our history and learn from it, draw strength from it.

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Rosey D.
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Visited this place with my daughter while my hubby and son was taking a nap. Historical place built by one of the American soldier who escaped alive from the fire done by Japanese soldiers. 143 American prisoners were burned alive inside the tunnel. This has been restored and a reminder of what happened during World War II.
Although this tourist spot was small, they have maintained the cleanliness of the place.

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Yen D.
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If you are planning to go on a city tour in Puerto Princesa, drop by Plaza Cuartel.

This is the entrance to the restored ruins of Plaza Cuartel. Plaza Cuartel was where more or less 150 American POWs were burned alive by Japanese soldiers on Dec. 14, 1944. A few escaped and made it to freedom by escaping to the sea towards Iwahig. Creepy? Kinda. ;)

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