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Plaza Cuartel, A Historical Landmark

Plaza Cuartel is a place with a rich and tragic history. Built by the Spaniards in the 1880's, it was used during World War 2 as a military camp by the Japanese occupying forces. Hundreds of American prisoners of war were detained on the site from 1942 to 1944, and used by the Japanese army to build the first airport on the island.

On December 14, 1944, fearing the invastion of Palawan by the Allied forces, the Japanese soldiers massacred 150 POW, forcing them into Plaza Cuartel trenches and setting them on fire. Only 11 survivors managed to escape. A commemorative plaque, historical displays and a sculpture are there to remember what is known today as the "Palawan massacre".

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Puerto Princesa City Tour by El Mundo Travel and Tours
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Puerto Princesa City Tour

by El Mundo Travel and Tours

Discover Puerto Princesa City thanks to this city tour which will bring you to some of the best s...

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  • 4h 00min
Puerto Princesa Historical City Tour by Tropical Paradise
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Puerto Princesa Historical City Tour

by Tropical Paradise

Discover the history and cultural background of Puerto Princesa City, the political and economic ...

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  • 6h 00min
Puerto Princesa City Tour by FGB TRAVEL AND TOURS
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Puerto Princesa City Tour

by FGB TRAVEL AND TOURS

The City of PUERTO PRINCESA, the seat of government and the capital of Palawan, is the gateway to...

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  • 4h 00min

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