Ambassador Kim Joins DND, UST Officials in Ceremony Honoring WWII Internees

Manila, February 3, 2020 — U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim on Monday joined officials from the Philippine Department of Defense and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in a wreath laying ceremony honoring the American civilians interned at UST during World War II.

UST played a critical role during WWII as the largest internment camp in the Philippines with more than 4,000 civilian internees, mostly Americans, held there from 1942 to 1945.