72nd Battle for Manila Remembered

President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada leads simple commemoration rites for the 72nd Battle for Manila, one of the fiercest battles fought in the country at the height of World War II. In his brief remarks during the occasion, His Honor extolled Filipino veterans and guerillas who fought during the war, side by side with forces from other nations – including the United States – who sent troops to help the country in its fight for liberation. (Photos by Joel Santos)