American WW-II POWs were massacred in this place on December 14, 1944.
On that day, Japanese guards stationed in Palawan ordered the American POWs under their control into the air raid shelters. Japanese soldiers suddenly poured gasoline on and onto the American POW shelters and set them on fire with flaming torches, followed by hand grenades. As the American POWs, engulfed in flames broke out of the fiery death traps, the Japanese guards machine gunned, bayoneted, decapitated and clubbed them to death. Of the American POWs, only 11 survived the massacre.
The memorial is by the artist, Don Schloat, a former POW of the Japanese at Palawan.