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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine

I worked in Bacoor (in a construction site) from 2001 to 2005. During that time, I never bothered to visit the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine which is just a few minutes away from SM Bacoor.


I finally visited the historical Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine.

It was only last December 29, 2013 that I finally visited the place where our Independence from Spain was proclaimed in 1898. The Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine is located at Kawit, Cavite. From SM Bacoor, I took a min-bus and it passed along this famous landmark.

I was a bit disappointed because I noticed that it is smaller than what is portrayed in pictures. Since it’s Saturday when I visited, the museum is closed. Still, I was able to take these pictures of the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine.

The marker on the entrance reads:

Site of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence

On June 12, 1898, Philippine Independence was proclaimed from the center window of the original house of the family of General Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy, President of the First Philippine Republic and leader of the revolution against Spain and America. Through the reading of the Acta de la Proclamacion de la Independencia del Pueblo Filipino by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista. During this occasion, the Philippine Flag made in Hong Kong by Dona Marcela Marino de Agoncillo was officially unfurled as the band of San Francisco de Malabon proudly played the Marcha Nacional Filipina (now the Philippine National Anthem) composed by Julian Felipe.

This historical marker is installed by the grateful Filipino people in observance of the Centennial of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence unveiled by his excellency President Fidel Valdez Ramos on June 12, 1998.

 IMG_0204The Philippine Flag that we’re using right now was first raised in this balcony. 

IMG_0205The Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine is smaller than I thought.

IMG_0206Closer look at the balcony.

IMG_0209Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine on the morning of December 29, 2012.

IMG_0211The Balcony

IMG_0214The Marker

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