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Built in 1765: House OKs bill designating San Roque Parish as historical site

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By Billy Begas

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure declaring San Roque Parish in Caloocan City a national historical site for history, freedom and independence.

House Bill 9346, authored by Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice was unanimously approved with 218 votes.

The measure was approved in line with the policy of the State to preserve historical sites, monuments and other relics that represent the Filipino heritage and culture.

San Roque Parish of Caloocan was constructed in 1765. It served as a refuge to General Antonio Luna and Colonel Mamerto Natividad and their men on February 10, 1899 during the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902.