PROS Architects and Planners

Libingan ng mga Bayani Gateway Marker

Project Title & Location
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City


National Centennial Commission
Pasig City

Project Completion


Associated Firms

ECT Consulting Engineers
Erlinda Mendoza, SE
Cesar A. Tadeo, PEE
Imelda Pilapil, Sculptor
Corps of Engineers, AFP

Services Provided
- Archal and Engineering Design
- Site and Civil Works
- Project Monitoring and Coordination

A boxed tripod of steel sheets soaring to the height of 24 meters now demarcates the entrance to the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Also the main access ways to the memorial shrine is by way of two roads, both directly taking off from Bayani Road.

The tripod has several symbolic meanings. It can represent the three geographic regions of the country, or the three branches of the military service, and still the emulation of the delta symbol of the Katipunan. The best meaning is the allegorical symbol of liberty, equality and brotherhood. This meaning is repeated at the core of the gateway where a gigantic piece of sculpture in glass and stainless steel dominate the scene. The 14-meter sculpture has blue glass flames with peaceful doves hovering around the flames. At the vertex of the tripod is an eternal flame depicted with glass surrounds.

The gateway landmark has three cubicles at each foot of the tripod. One of the three cubicles has an electronic information kiosk. This has a directory of those buried in the shrine. The data have also brief biographies of the heroes.

An elevated concentric ring having a bandwidth of 30 meters symbolizes the binding force that keeps the meaning of trinity together. On the platform, murals depicting historic milestones are etched in thick glass. In the entire gateway occupies an area of about 40,000 square meters.