Plaza de los Heroes is a memorial dedicated to the heroes of the three historic battles of Cagayan de Misamis during the Philippine-American War namely: Battle of Cagayan de Misamis (April 7, 1900), Battle of Agusan Hill (May 14, 1900), and Battle of Makahambus Hill (June 4, 1900).

The monument is located at Masterson Mile in Pueblo de Oro in uptown Cagayan de Oro City and was inaugurated on June 4, 2004. The events and names of the heroes are engraved in the black marble stones. To note, the Battle of Makahambus Hill was the first recorded victory by Filipinos during the Philippine-American War. Read the text below engraved in the six faces of the stones. Click image for larger view and readable text.

Some of the names in the list of heroes have streets named after them like Apolinario Velez, Nacalaban, Akut, Cruz Taal, Toribio Chaves, Corrales, Pabayo and many others…

More photos of the memorial below.

 

 

 

 

If you have time, do visit the place and know the names who fought for freedom and made Cagayanons proud.

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