Metro Manila streets named after American leaders
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – US President Barack Obama will be in the Philippines for a two-day state visit starting Monday, April 28.
It will be the 8th time a sitting US president is visiting the country. (TRIVIA: US presidential visits to PH)
The activities in his itinerary will take place in Metro Manila, where he might be passing by streets named after American leaders.
Here are 35 such streets and roads, from among tens of thousands in the metropolis.
Most of these were named after leaders who were prominent during the American occupation, the Commonwealth era, and World War II.
Sources: "History of the Filipino People" by Teodoro Agoncillo, "The MacArthur Highway and Other Relics of American Empire in the Philippines" by Joseph McCallus, Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, William J. Shaw Foundation, Wikipedia, various news reports