Ozamiz Cotta (Stone Fortress) - 250th
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Cotta - Fuerte Isla Concepcion y del Triunf - Singles (100,000)
Sheets of 8 (5,000)
Layout Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
First Day Covers: Manila, Ozamiz
OZAMIZ COTTA (STONE FORTRESS) - 250th
Standing at the western
entrance of Panguil Bay in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, the
Fuerte dela Conception Y Del Triunfo is one of the four oldest
surviving stone fortresses in the country today. Named after the
Spanish armada flagship "Triunfo", the fort was built in 1756 under
the guidance of Juan Nepomuceno Paver S. J. and Fr. Jose Ducos S.
J., a chaplain in the Spanish armada who distinguished himself in
military exploits during the Misamis Campaign from 1754 - 1755.
Built as defense against Moro
raids, almost 250 years ago, the fort was also used as provincial
headquarters by the Constabulary during the American period and as
garrison of the Japanese Imperial Forces during the Japanese
It is popularly known as "Cotta" by the local
populace and by those in the nearby provinces and cities.
In March 2002, the National Historical Institute
declared the Spanish fortress as a National Historical Landmark.