Almost 500 years ago, in 1521, Ferdinand Magellan came across the Philippines while exploring the Pacific Ocean, and this was the beginning of Spanish interest in the archipelago. In 1543 Ruy Lopez de Villalobos named the islands Las Islas Filipinas to honor King Philip II of Spain. Over the following 350 years, many Spaniards arrived in the Philippines and gradually colonized the country. It wasn’t until 1898 Read more
The monument of General Douglas McArthur can only be found in Palo, Leyte, Philippines. This monument commemorates the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur somewhere at the beaches of Leyte in October 1944 and it would marks the spot where American liberation forces of General Douglas MacArthur landed.