Jose P Laurel Monument


A small rotunda found just outside of Gateway Hotel in Surigao, the Jose P Laurel Monument is one of the less maintained historical site in the region. Because of Laurel’s achievement in the Philippines and the whole Caraga Region, a small statue was placed in honor of him.

The Jose P Laurel Monument is a small structure erected to commemorate the love of Laurel to the youth. In fact, there is a marking below its statue that states one of his quotes to the young Filipinos: “I would prefer to see the Youth of the land steeped in moral education and self-discipline rather than be mere selfish possessors of the accumulated knowledge of the land.”

José Paciano Laurel y García was born on March 9, 1891 and died on November 6, 1959. He was the third president of the Republic of the Philippines under the Kalibapi party, a Japanese-sponsored administration at some point in World War II. He took office on October 14, 1943 and left the presidency on August 17, 1945.

The Jose P Laurel Monument is about 1.5 kilometers from the Surigao Airport. Take a jeepney (8 pesos) or taxi (50 pesos) going to one of the statue of the third Philippine President.

Jose P Laurel Monument

Jose P Laurel Monument

Jose P Laurel Marker

Jose P Laurel Marker

Jose P Laurel Rotunda

Jose P Laurel Rotunda

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  1. Discount Travel Blogger says:

    Wow to your header! Where in the world is that? Is that in the Philippines? I wanna go there too, please let me know where it is…thanks.

  2. Seair says:

    hopefully they continue to maintain such monuments.

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