Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom: A Lapu-Lapu Monument in Rizal Park

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom is a 40-foot Lapu-Lapu Monument standing at the middle of Teodoro F. Valencia Circle (Agrifina Circle) in Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines.

I went here with Marikon at 8:48 a.m. on September 10, 2013.

Lapu Lapu Monument

Lapu Lapu Monument

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom was a gift from the people of South Korea as appreciation and to honor the memory of freedom-loving Filipinos who helped during the Korean War.

Lapu-Lapu was a native Muslim chieftain in Mactan, Cebu and representative of the Sultan of Sulu, and is known as the first native of the archipelago to resist Spanish colonization. He is retroactively regarded as the first national hero of the Philippines.

Location Map of the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom

Location map of the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom Marker

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom Marker

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom Marker

“A gift of The Korea Freedom League and Poongsan Microtech Philippine, Inc. in Appreciation and Honor of the Memory of Freedom Loving Filipinos Who Sent their Sons to Help Save Korean Democracy”

Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom

Teodoro F. Valencia Circle, Rizal Park
Manila, Philippines

There are two other Lapu-Lapu monuments in the Philippines that I know of. One in Mactan, Cebu and another at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Avenue at the heart of Makati.

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