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Graffiti at the Hospital Ruins

In 1968, President Ferdinand Marcos planned an invasion of Malaysian Sabah, far to the south of the Philippines. He had his top brass assemble a ragtag group of Muslim soldiers to train in Corregidor for that purpose. The soldiers were put up in the hospital ruins, where they left graffiti and other signs of their presence.

When the soldiers found out what they were there for, they refused to do their duty, as many of them had relatives in Sabah, and the rest were understandably reluctant to slaughter fellow Muslims.

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