NAMELES SHRINE: headless monument stands quietly inside the facade of Legazpi City Postal Office.

NAMELES SHRINE: headless monument stands quietly inside the facade of Legazpi City Postal Office.

A monument of nothingness;

To this nameless and decapitated shrine.

Since its transfer from Legazpi City quay,

To where it stands today, passers-by does not know who was he.

 

Old account said,

He was an epitome of a local martyrdom.

 

Local folk tales said this is a personification,

Of the atrocities of the Imperial Japan, during their occupation.

 

As he is remain faceless and nameless.

This monument of nothingness,

Is a poignant testimonial of a blunt historical forgetfulness.

 

His patriotic deeds that courted his untimely doom,

For us, in the present generation we are so unmindful to his martyrdom.

 

No wreaths and parade was offered,

Despite, of his heroic deeds.

 

Here in Legazpi City, it is a pity to see.

How twisted is our sense of history.

 

EL Adelantado:Miguel López de Legazpi monument in Dap-Dap, Legazpi City

EL Adelantado:Miguel López de Legazpi monument in Dap-Dap, Legazpi City

Our political leaders  has erected  markers of personages depicting  tyranny,

And yet, our contemporary leaders today,

Has sporadically erected a monument for three,

A shrines depicting the unspeakable tyranny.

So everybody are welcome to have a sojourn in Legazpi City, and savour our twisted history.