Philippine Historical Landmarks
The Historical Events knowledge database discusses the list of significant episodes in Philippine History. In relation to this, the country has hundreds of locations remembered for their historical relevance, and as such are called Historical Landmarks.
A landmark is defined as a position of a prominent or well-known object in a certain area or location. However, for the purpose of this knowledge database, by landmarks we mean "a building or any kind of structure known for its historical significance." Our list includes sites of battles, national shrines (e.g. ancestral house of prominent historical personalities), churches and places of worship, fortifications, military camps, among many others.
This knowledge database aims to generate recognition among the people of the many historical sites in the Philippines. They are not just tourist attractions; more importantly, they serve as fitting tribute to the momentous events that occurred and the people who took part in these defining moments of Philippine history. In addition, the Historical Landmark category advocates the protection and preservation of these historical and cultural sites as part of the country's heritage. In the process of appreciating these historical landmarks, there is also a heightening awareness of the Filipino national identity.
Below are some of the historical landmarks in the Philippines classified by geographical region:
(to access the knowledge database on the Philippine Historical Landmarks, click Historical Landmarks link)
Region I - Ilocos Region
Region II - Cagayan Valley
Cordillera Administrative Region
Region III - Central Luzon
Region IV A - CALABARZON
Region IV B - MIMARO
National Capital Region
Region V - Bicol Region
Region VI - Western Visayas
Region VII - Central Visayas
Region VIII - Eastern Visayas
Region IX - Zamboanga Peninsula
Region X - Northern Mindanao
Region XI - Davao Region
Region XII - SOCCSKSARGEN
Region XIII - Caraga
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao