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Google Street View offers virtual history tour of PH shrines

/ 08:34 PM August 26, 2016
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In celebration of National Heroes Day next week, Google Street View offers a “virtual tour” of different historical monuments in the country “that commemorate the triumphs and tragedies” of the heroes who have shaped national history.

“The Philippines is a country with centuries worth of stories to tell. This National Heroes Day, let Google Street View take you on a virtual tour of different monuments that commemorate the triumphs and tragedies of the people who helped shape the Philippines to what it is today,” Google said in a statement on Friday.

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“Visit these storied pieces of art created by national artists such as Guillermo Tolentino, Francisco Manosa, and Antonio Caedo and be reminded of the important milestones in history,” it added.

The featured monuments include the Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Mactan, Cebu; Sultan Kudarat Monument in Paseo de Roxas, Makati City; Rizal Monument in Luneta; Pinaglabanan Shrine and the Spirit of Pinaglabanan; Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City; Mabini Shrine in Nagtahan, Manila; the Leyte Landing Monument; Filipino Heroes Memorial in Corregidor; and the People Power Monument on Edsa.

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“If you find yourself planning a road trip to any of these historical landmarks, don’t forget to bring your friends and families along. Be reminded of the real essence of this celebration as you learn about the story behind each monument, and let Filipino pride fill you as you honor these local heroes by appreciating what they did for the country,” Google said.

Aug. 29, National Heroes Day, is a regular holiday in the Philippines. YG

TOPICS: Google, Google Street View, History, National Heroes Day, Philippine monuments
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