Aguinaldo Shrine is the national shrine located in Kawit, Cavite in the Republic of the Philippines, where the independence of the Philippines from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898. To commemorate the event, now known as Araw ng Kalayaan or Independence Day, a national holiday, the Philippine flag is raised here by top government officials on June 12 each year. The house is now a museum.
Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum News
A few hundred meters more before I arrive at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, I received a text from a fellow travel blogger and friend.
As much as Cavitenos are inordinately proud of their role in the Philippine Revolution, theyre also often reviled, and probably misunderstood, for the execution of Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio by men of General Emilio Aguinaldo.
Revisiting the province recently, we found an interactive map in a museum showing that not even a majority of Cavitenos at that time were supporters of the pro-Aguinaldo Katipunan faction Magdalo. In fact, larger areas of the province were sympathizers of the pro-Bonifacio faction Magdiwang.
Apparently the downfall of Bonifacio was the Machiavellian machina ...
Cavite museums that are managed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will be temporary closed on Friday (Aug. 4).
Haidee Paulette Berdiz, curator of the Museo ni Aguinaldo in Kawit said the temporary closure is due to the attendance of all museum staff here to the NHCP general assembly on Friday at the NHCP headquarters in Manila.
Aside from the Aguinaldo Shrine, the other NHCP managed museums include the Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo, also in Kawit; and the Bonifacio Trial House in Maragondon, Cavite.
These museums will resume operations on Saturday, Aug. 5. ...
Today we celebrate the country's 119th Independence Day, that momentous occasion when Filipinos gained freedom from centuries of Spanish rule. I must admit that my recollection on Philippine history is hazy at best, but I got a few insights during an impromptu visit to the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.
Ang Mansyon ng mga Aguinaldo sa Kawit, Cavite ay isa sa mga lumang istruktura na aking gustong maabot at ngayong araw, naabot ko rin ito sa wakas. Galing ng Baclaran, ang probinsya ng Cavite ay halos isang oras lamang na biyahe dahil sa Cavitex na nagpagaan ng trapiko sa lugar. Sa post ko kahapon, click here, ipinakita ko sa inyo ang maaliwalas na bakuran ng mansyon. Ngayon, loob naman ng mansyon ang aking ibabahagi.
In celebration of Independence Day, we give you these under-the-radar destinations that will take you on the best journey yet??"back in time.
Old places have souls, but none as palpable as those found in landmarks of great historical importance. These places are mute but great storytellers; stationary yet the closest thing to a time machine you'll ever experience. Whether you're a history buff or a curious traveler, you can know more about the Philippines??"its past tragedies, triumphs, and defeats??"by going beyond the trite Luneta or National Museum. Although relatively less popular, thes ...