Memoirs of a Navy Brat



Browsing Archive: September, 2009

What Happened To The Manila Naval Station (MNS)?

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

Further south of Plaza Militar was the Manila Naval Station. Bounded on the north by Quirino Avenue, on the south by Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street (formerly Vito Cruz Street), on the west by Roxas Blvd, and on the east by Mabini Street, it was right across the Philippine Navy Headquarters, separated only by Roxas Blvd (then known as Dewey Blvd). See Maps for the exact location.

MNS had already a golf driving range at that time. It was here that Dad, when he was the Commanding Officer of the station,...
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What Has Become Of Plaza Militar?

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,

Plaza Militar occupied a piece of valuable real estate property situated in the heart of Ermita, Manila. It is bounded on the north by Pedro Gil (formerly Herran Street), at the south by Jose Quintos Sr. Street, on the west by Mabini Street, and on the east by M.H. del Pilar Street. (See Maps).

When it was given up by the Navy, the complex became the site of Pistang Pilipino. It was the one-stop-shop to go to, especially for tourists, looking for Philippine made handicraft products. I also use...
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