“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Monday, July 16, 2012

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Today just after noon we arrived in Manila for our visit tomorrow to DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) .

One of the reasons to book a hotel for tonight was that I wanted to visit the Manila American WWII Cemetery and Memorial in Ayala, Metro Manila.

Although it was cloudy, we were lucky that the rain came only late afternoon.

The cemetery is situated in Ayala in Metro Manila in a slightly hilly area, which gives perfect views. It is the largest overseas American war cemetery in the world. As usual the design and architecture of the scene and the buildings is awesome beautiful. Similar as the one we visited 2 years ago in Normandy, see my blog of that visit here Normandy 6th June 1944.

See as well my brief photographic overview and if you do, then click on the SlideShow button upper left corner.

I recently read quite a lot about WWII in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, so I started to search for landmarks, and this cemetery is one of them. Another one is in Lingayen, see my previous blog post of the monument of the  WWII landings and assault in the Bay of Lingayen, under command of General Douglas MacArthur.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Licence Plate Certificate Renewal

This month I had to renew the licence plate certificate of my motorcycle and car. I should have done my motorcycle already in January this year, but just forgot to do it.

The procedure in the Philippines is that each year your licence for the vehicle has to be renewed and of course to be payed.

LTO or Land Transportation Office is the government office where you have to go. They also do driving license exams, initial request, conversion and renewal of driving licenses. Every big city has a LTO office. LTO has also a mobile phone application, where you can ask questions on procedures, but also get details on registered vehicles.


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