Thursday, August 28, 2008

Photo: Fort Pilar In Zamboanga City

The image of the Virgin Mary at the Fort Pilar Shrine in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines. Zamboanga, originally named "Jambangan," had been under Spanish rule in the past and was also used as a base for American soldiers. The city is also known as "Zamboanga Hermosa." The area around Zamboanga Peninsula has been occupied by indigenous people as early as 30,000 years ago. The first inhabitants were the Subanons and Lutaos and later, the Islamized ethnic groups of Samals, Bajaus, Tausugs, and Yakans. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

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