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Dapitan Plaza | Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

By on November 27, 2011

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The Dapitan Plaza was planned and beautified by Jose Rizal during his exile in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. He also installed a lighting system out of coconut oil. None of these ingenious lamp posts exists to this day, but the Acacia trees near the present day shrine were said to be planted by Rizal himself.

Because of its historical significance, the Dapitan Plaza was declared as a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute on March 13, 2002.

rizal@150 dapitan plaza
With the exception of the Rizal Shrine at Talisay, you could get all the other Lakbay Jose Rizal @ 150 Dapitan stamps (including for this site) at the Dapitan City Tourism Office.

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Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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