By: Paolo M. Bustamante
Everyday Tuesdays, whenever I pick up my sister from school, I could not help but notice the Tanduay Fire Station. I know it is historical but I know nothing about it until i saw the Tanduay Fire Station in a documentary.
The Tanduay Fire Station was built during the American colonial period, 1901. It is located along the street of Legarda in Manila It was untouched during World War II actually a lot of ancestral houses and historic structures such as San Sebastian Church and the National Teacher's College were untouched during the war. It was manned by American soldiers. The former street of Legarda was Tanduay but as years pass by, they eventually changed it to Legarda but the they still retained the name of the Tanduay Fire Station.
Now, The Tanduay Station is in need of a facelift. The ceilings are falling the place looks mucky and everything is rusting. Everything inside the Tanduay Fire Station is falling apart except the firefighters who's main goal is to save and protect the citizens of Sampaloc Manila.