Walled City Philippines has been declared the first of its kind in the world, and has a population of around 3,000 people.
The city of Grepoli, in the eastern Philippine province of Lanao del Norte, is just two kilometres from the Philippines-US border.
Its name means ‘walled city’, and it has its own army, police and defence force, as well as its own security forces.
“We wanted to make this an independent city with its own identity and culture, and that is what the Walled city means,” Mayor Marilene Gonzalez-Tepes told AFP.
“Grepoli has a rich history and a history of being the first walled settlement on the eastern coast of the Philippines.
Its reputation as the country’s first wall city dates back to the 17th century.”
It’s an interesting place, because the walled town was established in the 1780s and the city’s history was marked by its isolation,” she said.”
When the Japanese invaded, the wall was taken over by the Philippine army.
“So, you had the Filipino army and the Philippine Navy, but also a few locals who stayed behind and helped the Japanese to fight off the Japanese,” she explained.
“The walled village had a strong sense of history and the local people helped to keep the wall safe.”
A city of walls and a city of citiesThis is how the city of Walled has been called.
The walls have been constructed with an eye towards protecting the walls, which are now being used for a range of purposes, from military training to urban development, to crime prevention.
Gonzalez-Teps said the city has been in the news recently due to its construction of a giant concrete barrier that is currently under construction on the western edge of the city.
“That is not the city, but the wall,” she told AFP, referring to the wall.
“This is not just a wall, but a city with a different history, a city that has a strong and distinctive culture,” she added.
“And it’s our job to preserve that culture.
We need to be proud of our culture and our culture can never be compromised by the government.”
A wall of wallsAnd this is the city we want to live in, said Gonzalez-Lopez.
The city has more than 700,000 inhabitants and is home to the city police, who have been patrolling the city since it was declared the Wall.
The wall is part of a range on its wall-protected wall, which is now being constructed, as part of its wall defence.
The Walled-City project, which will be completed by 2023, will include the construction of walls that are designed to prevent the spread of diseases, including Zika, as they will be designed to withstand the heat and rainfall that are typical in the region.
It will also include new measures to prevent people from entering the city from other parts of the country.
The City Council approved the city wall last month, but only after a two-day meeting in which all sides signed an agreement not to interfere with the work of the project.
“We are not talking about a wall.
We are talking about walls that will be erected by the city authorities, the people of the City Council, and the people who live in the city,” Gonzalez-Gonzales said.
The project has received support from local businesses and government departments.
“There are some of the same companies that are working on the project that have been working on building a wall around the Philippines,” she noted.
“But now the project is being led by the local community, which means we have the benefit of working with local business and local people.”
In this way, we will be able to build walls that do not affect the lives of the residents of the Wall,” she continued.