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Memories about Fort San Pedro, Cebu City, Philippines

 
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added on 16th of May, 2009

First Visit:

I remember when I was a kid, my parents decided to go to Fort San Pedro and have a visit there. So they tagged me along, that was the first time I saw my parents so sweet, like a date or something. I never expected that I would ever see them in that mood and acting like they were boyfriend-girlfriend. I think I was in gradeschool back then, my sisters were not yet born. All I can remember with Fort is the green grass, then the stairs going on top to see the view of some parts of the city. Not really that high view but just limited. Then, when it's time we went out with my parents, I saw a guy (muslim) quarrelling with another guy... I overheard that he is calling up a back up, his brothers... that was the first time I have a glimpse of having a guy (muslim) going into a brawl. That day I realized that Muslims do know how to value brotherhood, they always have back ups.

Second Visit:

I joined the city tour that were intended for first year college students a program of the student government. I was second year back then, when I join. I wanted to join the trip because I don't know the different spots or museums located within the city and I hate to admit I became a stranger to my own beloved city. I went together with other first year students, and we visited the place. It was not fun, Fort San Pedro looked the same to me, there is just an added feature the souvenier shop and the singing guy and kid...and ofcourse looking at the canons, going to the stairs looking at parts of the city. That's about it.

Third Visit:

It was like few days/weeks when my husband arrived here in the Philippines. I decided to bring him to Fort San Pedro, and look at the scenery of the Fort. So there we are, we were paying the entrance fee and then the woman gave us a brochure and then we went inside took some pictures of each other and climb up the stairs and we end up getting inside the museum where a replica of an old Spanish ship was made plus the items that were retrieved from that ship. The name of the ship that was San Diego (99% sure). It was a huge ship that carried lots of stuff like barrel of wine or maybe rhum, sacks of goods, porcelains, chinaware etc. The guide in that museum is the guard himself. He discussed to us about the ship, the history, etc. Then after that tour inside the museum, we took some pictures and went out.

Fourth Visit:

My students, with my hubby and I went for a field trip. Same thing happened when we went together with my husband, the entrance fee but no brochure was given, then the students took pictures, bought some souveniers. We went to the national museum with some old chinaware, and other antique stuff placed inside a glass. We went upstairs, and there the guard was, our tour guide. He discussed same thing he discussed when me and my husband went there.

Fort San Pedro, for the 4 visits I had there still remained a fortress... all are still the same, the stairs, the plants, the green grass etc... There might be some changes though but not with regard to reconstructing the fort, it looks the same with the canons...Fort San Pedro played an important part in the history of Cebu and the Philippines to be exact until now it remained standing.

 

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Cebu City History

When American supremacy ruled in 1901, Cebu and the rest of the country took the plunge for freedom. One cherished event in Cebuano’s past was when it was bestowed with its charter on February 24 1937 as per Commonwealth Act 58 authored by late Senator Vicente Rama. It was in then that the Interior Secretary, Elpidio Quirino picked the mayor and the board members of Cebu. Because of its rising populace and smart location on the map, it was picked by the Japanese forces to be its headquarters upon their arrival on April 10 1942. Years later Cebu finally beamed for being freed by the Americans in March 1945. Independence was in full circle in... Read more »

 
 
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Quick facts about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
Real Name (in Spanish): Fuerza de San Pedro Total Area: 2,025 square meters Materials used in construction: stones and mortar Year of Construction: 1565 Built by: Spaniards Purpose: To stop the sieges of the natives as well as the Muslim... Read more »

My tour in Yap-Sandiego, Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
My students and I waited for a few minutes for the tour guide whose name is Mr. Val San Diego, the owner of the house himself. While waiting for him, the guy who was sort of a caretaker (a relative perhaps) there told us to sign up the... Read more »

Things to know about Fort San Pedro - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
Here are few things about Fort San Pedro (the Past and the Present): 1. Fort San Pedro is considered as the oldest and smallest fort in the country. 2. It took around 200 years for the existence of the Fort San Pedro to be known. It was... Read more »

A 'must see' in Cebu - May 16, 2009, by ultimatetravel
This is a review of Yap-San Diego Ancestral Home. Place: It was situated in a very odd area, a street with full of concrete buildings and houses. The house is near to a busy street where jeepneys, cars, and taxis always pass through. House:... Read more »

The best beach in Cebu - May 31, 2009, by ultimatetravel
I was really dying for swimming in a blue, crystal clear water and white sand beach. I never had a chance to experience it where we currently live. The beaches here at our home have brown sand, and the water is not clean at all, it's a... Read more »

 
 

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