This is the Chaya cluster of the breathtaking Mayoyao Rice Terraces in Mayoyao, Ifugao, photographed from the Mt. Nagchajan Viewpoint, also in the same town. It is part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 (along with those in Batad and Bangaan in Banaue, Hungduan, and Nagacadan in Kiangan, all located in the province of Ifugao).
These payew ('rice terraces' in Henanga, the language of the Majawjaw or Mayoyao people) witnessed the victory of our lolo and lola beteranos in the last World War II battle fought in the Philippines, exactly 75 years ago on this day. The capture of Mayoyao defense line of Imperial Japanese Army Commander Tomoyuki Yamashita resulted in the eventual surrender of the Japanese in the Philippines. In this event, Ifugao warriors fought together with fellow Filipinos from other provinces, as well as the American soldiers.
This coming 3 September 2020, the grateful Filipino people will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Philippines.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) commemorated the Victory at Mayoyao with a historical marker installed at the Mt. Nagchajan.
Credits: Ivan Henares, National Quincentennial Committee, Republic of the Philippines
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