The Plaza Salamanca was named in honor of Dr. Olivia Salamanca, one of the first Filipino women doctors.
In recognition of her unselfish dedication to providing medical care to the city’s poor and her pioneering effort of inspiring women to compete in the male-dominated professional field.
The redevelopment of the new Plaza Salamanca by the city government under the Buhayin ang Maynila program of the Atienza administration is aimed to provide a safe and wholesome open space for a better quality of life for the residents of Manila.
A marker is installed at this site (Plaza Salamanca in Manila) this 22nd day of June 2008. By his honor, Jose L. Atienza, Jr., Mayor of Manila, on the occasion of the 435th Araw ng Maynila celebration.