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Manila City's 443rd Foundation Day

25th Jun 2014

On June 24,1571, Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi exercised his rule in the then Spanish city of Manila following his arrival from New Spain which is now known as Mexico. - See more at:

In 1595, Manila was decreed to be the capital of the Philippines, although it had already in fact served that function practically from its founding in 1571. Legazpi then ordered the creation of a municipal government or cabildo with a set of Spanish-style houses, monasteries, nunneries, churches, and schools giving birth to Intramuros.

Manila is the capital and the second largest city in the Philippines which makes up Metro Manila along with other sixteen cities and one municipality.(PNA) -

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