Wartime Manila Virtual Tour by Don’t Skip Manila


Wartime Manila Virtual Tour

The Battle for Manila, a 29-day battle during the Second World War II that converted Manila from being the Pearl of the Orient to the Warsaw of the East. The month-long battle fought by forces from both the United States and the Philippines against Japanese troops in Manila. It is now known as the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. We will e-xplore site where horrendous events happened in 1945 with a goal of understanding the event that lead to the Manila of the present.

What This Class Covers

A storytelling of the Battle for Manila, a heart-breaking story in our history that will make us understand the present condition of our nation. Best to take if you are interested in war stories and already have a background of Philippine history. For mature audiences, as it features graphic pictures and stories.

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Anne Uy and Andrei Julian founded Don’t Skip Manila which offers wbeen listed as a destination to skip when traveling to the Philippines. This project aims to changalking tours full of history and activities through the vibrant city. The Tourism graduates started Don’t Skip Manila to help promote the city by holding guided tours around neighborhoods like Ermita, Quiapo, Intramuros, and Pandacan, as well as Manila’s museums.


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