Korean War Memorials - Manila - Philippines

Philippines – Manila

The Republic of the Philippines participated in the Korean War from September 1950 to August 1957. President Elpidio Quirino sent five Battalion Combat Teams (BCTs) known as the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK). Fidel V. Ramos, one of PEFTOK’s greatest heroes, later became the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.

In total, the Philippines deployed 7,420 soldiers and suffered 398 casualties. According to the statistics provided by the South Korean government, there were 112 killed in action, 229 wounded in action, 16 missing in action, and 41 prisoners of war.

There are three Korean War Memorials in the Philippines, including one outside the Philippine-Korea Friendship Center in Metro Manila. The center showcases several conference rooms, a museum, and a Memorial Wall engraved with the names of the fallen.