Fountain of Justice

The Fountain of Justice is a historic landmark in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. It marks the location where the house of Jose Ruiz de Luzurriaga used to stand. It was in this house that the surrender of Bacolod by Spanish authorities to the Filipino forces of General Aniceto Lacson took place on November 6, 1898, during the Negros Revolution. Luzurriaga acted as mediator between the two belligerents. Colonel Isidro de Castro, Spanish governor of Negros, signed the surrender document on behalf of the Spanish forces.[1] The landmark now lies in front of the old Bacolod City Hall.

Fountain of Justice
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View of the Fountain of Justice from a high point in the old Bacolod City Hall building
TypeFountain and plaza
LocationIn front of the old city hall of Bacolod City
Coordinates10°40′03″N 122°56′43″E / 10.6676°N 122.9454°E / 10.6676; 122.9454Coordinates: 10°40′03″N 122°56′43″E / 10.6676°N 122.9454°E / 10.6676; 122.9454
Area400 square meters
Operated byBacolod City Government
OpenAll year
Historical marker commemorating the surrender of Spanish forces in Negros in 1898

The plaza and fountain area is also a place for recreation, political, spiritual and cultural activities and is illuminated at night. The fountain is a meeting place for rallies and protesters of many organizations, private, public and labor movements and political sectors.[2][3] The fountain was the site of the celebration of the 66th Charter Anniversary of Bacolod City.[4]

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  1. ^ "Negros Occidental to commemorate Al Cinco de Noviembre". Sun.Star Bacolod. 2006-11-03. Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "Protestors at the Fountain of Justice". Visayan Daily Star. 2006-07-24. Archived from the original on October 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "Protestors at the Fountain of Justice". Visayan Daily Star. 2007-05-01. Archived from the original on June 6, 2007.
  4. ^ Bacasong, Roberto L (2004-10-20). "'Party animals' join city's birthday bash". Sun.Star Bacolod. Retrieved 2009-10-12.