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Leyte’s Historic MacArthur Park Set for Rehabilitation

PALO, Leyte — For the upcoming 80th Leyte Gulf Landings Anniversary, the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park will undergo rehabilitation, according to the Leyte Tourism Investment and Promotion Center (LTIPC). As stated by the LTIPC, the rehabilitation will start this Thursday.

According to a statement released by the LTIPC on Tuesday, “this maintenance is part of our commitment to providing a beautiful and well-maintained park for all visitors.”

“We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance the park’s facilities and ensure a memorable experience for everyone,” it stated.

A protected area in the Philippines, MacArthur Leyte Landing Memorial National Park is often referred to as MacArthur Park or the Leyte Landing Memorial Park.

The park was created to honor General Douglas MacArthur’s momentous October 20, 1944, landing in the Leyte Gulf, which signaled the beginning of the war to free the Philippines from Japanese rule.

During World War II, this landing sparked a major naval conflict that upset the Japanese schedule and ultimately resulted in their surrender.

The war memorial, which is situated in the Palo municipality on Leyte Island in Eastern Visayas, is well-liked by local tourists.

President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. signed Letter of Instruction 572 on July 12, 1977, making it a national park.

A modest artificial pool featuring seven life-size bronze sculptures depicting MacArthur and his companions from the renowned A-Day Landing is the park’s major draw.

Among the individuals are Sergio Osmeña, the President-in-exile; Lt. Gen. Richard Sutherland; Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo; Maj. Gen. Courtney Whitney; Sgt. Francisco Salveron; and William J. Dunn, a journalist for CBS Radio.

“There won’t be any visitors for the foreseeable future as the park undergoes rehabilitation and enhancements,””The park will be rehabilitated and improved, so there will be no visitors for the time being,” LTIPC informed The Manila Times.

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