Hospicio de San Jose (Manila, Philippines)

The Hospicio de San Jose (Originally Hospicio General) is located at the Isla de Convalescencia in Manila. It was founded in 1778 by Husband and Wife Don Francisco Gomez Enriquez and Dona Barbara Versoza. It was first built in Pandacan, Manila then to Intramuros, Binondoa, Nagtahan and Echague and Finally to its present location in 1810.

It is a Catholic Welfare Institution that is the home to Orphans, abandoned and special children and the elderly.

The present location of the Hospicio is unique as it is in an Island in the Pasig River! Now, how many Hospicio's or Orphanages in the Philippines do you think are similarly located? I cannot think of any except for this one.


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