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Postal Heritage Tour Part 2: Liwasang Bonifacio

April 19, 2012

Gathered at the Liwasang Bonifacio, the tour started with a short lecture by our guide, Sir Lawrence Chan, Vice President of Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club. It is then followed by a short introduction of each participant.

Liwasang Bonifacio was formerly known as Plaza Lawton. It was renamed after Andres Bonifacio, whose bronze statue is standing in front of the post office.

Meeting under the Narra Tree ๐Ÿ™‚

A little background about the Club and the tour:

The club was formed in 1994 and the country’s premier group for beginners and seasoned philatelist (or simply stamp collectors). Amid the advancement of communication and slowly forgotten snail mails and telegraph (yes, there are people who still use this), the club actively promotes stamp collecting in the country through various projects and awareness campaigns such as this walking tour, seminars and exhibits.

The Postal Heritage Walking Tour is organized every third Sunday of the month for free, no strings attached. Every walking tour is different from one another, except going to the Manila Central Post Office and Metropolitan Theater. The participants decided how fast or slow the tour will go, to cover more places if they wished to.

Before going inside the Manila Central Post Office, we took a group photo in front of Bonifacio’s statue. Pardon me if I don’t have a copy, I haven’t seen it tagged in the Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club page. I do have photos of the plaza.

After taking a group photo ๐Ÿ™‚

Next stop I’ll take you to a virtual tour of the Manila Central Post Office and the world of Philately. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I hope that this post somehow took part in that ‘preservation’ and informing future generations.
      Afaik, the Metropolitan Theater is under renovation. The Philpost/postal office on the other hand will be converted to a six-star hotel though ๐Ÿ™

    1. Yes ๐Ÿ™‚
      Even if I wasn’t able to take pictures inside the Metropolitan Theater (if you were able to drop by the other parts of the series), I wish they preserve/take care of these places ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tara! If you want, I can reserve you a slot for this month’s tour. That will be happening on the 17th, 3rd sunday of the month. Just msg me your name and mobile # on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Though u only posted 3 photos– i could tell that the place is very green ang daming puno… it must be refreshing to walk around inside–

    1. I actually had a couple of more shots but decided to use these three lang. Yes, madaming puno. Sarap umupo lang on one of the benches when it’s too warm pa ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. If you’re free you can join this month’s tour. Just give me your full name and mobile. If not, I can reserve you for next month’s tour ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Will browse through your heritage tour and consider some on my itinerary when i come back to Manila. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thank you! The tour is held every 3rd Sunday of the month. I recommend it that you join this month or next month, as the talks of converting the post office into a six-star hotel is in the horizon already. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Liwasang Bonifacio…
    I always hear this place but unfortunately,
    I haven’t set my feet on the historic park.
    I just hope I can take a tour as well,
    of course with my kids.

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