A moment of silence everyone.
Its been exactly sixty years since the city of Manila died. Back in February of 1945, General Douglas MacArthur and his forces blasted their way into our capital in order to liberate it from the occupying forces of the Japanese Imperial Army. This would be known as "The Battle of Manila" and would be the bloodiest battle ever fought on Philippine soil. By March of 1945, the once beautiful city of Manila earned the distinction of being WWII's most devastated city after Warsaw while 120,000 of its citizens lay dead on her streets. Learn more about this tragic event in history and see what life was like before it all was lost.
Then say a little prayer.