|Aerial view of Fort William McKinley with nice poem about the fort.|
Fort William McKinley, was established in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War in 1901 when the whole land south of Pasig River down to Alabang was declared a U.S. Military Reservation. The US government acquired a 25.78 square kilometer property of Taguig for military purposes. This area (TCT dated 1902) was turned into a camp and was then known as Fort William McKinley after the 25th US President, William McKinley
|US Philippine 4 centavos stamp of |
Pres. William McKinley on postcard
During the World War II era, it was where USAFFE had its headquarters for the Philippine Department and the Philippine Division. The bulk of the Philippine Division was stationed here and this was where, under the National Defense Act of 1935, specialized artillery training was conducted. The 3rd Battalion of the 31st Infantry Regiment was formed here, in 1916. Until December 1920, this was the home of the 31st Infantry.
After Philippine independence, on July 4, 1946, the US surrendered to the Republic of the Philippines all rights of possession, jurisdiction, supervision and control over the Philippine territory except the use of their military bases. On May 14, 1949, Fort McKinley was finally turned over to the Philippine government.
Under the AFP leadership of Gen. Alfonso Arellano, Fort McKinley was made the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army in 1957 and later the Philippine Navy. It lies in both the cities of Makati and Taguig.
|Review at the Fort William McKinley|
Now Bonifacio Global City is a city with towering residential condominiums like the Pacific Plaza Towers, Bonifacio Ridge, Essensa, Serendra, and Regent Parkway and office buildings such as Net One and Bonifacio Technology Center. It is a center were one can find great restaurants, clubs, and retail outlets that are located in Serendra and Bonifacio High Street. One can find large shopping center like the Ayala Land's Market! Market! Also it houses the world class state of the art St. Luke's Hospital with top of the line medical facilities.
|Officer's Club Building|
|The Army Club|
|Camp McKinley, near Manila|
|In the Field. Entering Camp at Target Range|
|In the Field, Target Range. Pitching Tents|
|Street in Fort Wm. McKinley|
|Back of a postcard describing Camp McKinley near Manila as the largest
in area in the world being two and one half miles in circumference.
It is the headquarters of the United States Army in the Philippines