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City Plaza Featured

  • Posted on:  Monday, 20 May 2013 07:13
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  • Located at the center of the islands poblacion is the city plaza that covers an area of 2.4711 acres.
  • Dr. Jose P. Rizal together with then commandante of Dapitan, Ricardo Carnicero worked in the beautification and development of the plaza.
  • A lighting system was installed around the area by placing the coconut oil lamp hung on each tree trunk, everything at the cost P 500.00 Rizal earned when he performed a surgical eye operation on an English patient.
  • Though there were elevated borders now, it has retained the original design made by Rizal.
  • Right at its center, facing north stands the St. James Parish Church built by the Jesuits in 1871.
  • The Plaza lay out in rectilinear manner serves as the geographic and social center of Dapitan.


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