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
On my first trip to the US decades ago, my family and I went on a guided tour. It was my first time to travel with a huge group with a professional tour guide leading the way. I loved the idea of getting to know a place, and then leading groups of people around, giving them a taste of your favorites. It was a job that really interested me, until I reaized that I had certain issues with traveling. I get seasick, airsick (if theres a lot of turbulence) and carsick (if Im seated backwards). In short, Im not the best at traveling. I said goodbye to my dreams of being a professional tour guide, but ...
Walking into the historic Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo (MEA) is a pleasure, even as one gazes at the historical artifacts inside.
Going around the museum is doubly pleasing with two elderly, white-haired volunteer museum caretakers -- 72-year-old Lolo Antolin and 75-year-old Lolo Vener -- who have been working as guides in the museum for almost four decades and still counting.
Meeting the two senior folks brings amazement to guests, as they exhibit their expertise in telling stories about the mansion such as the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the weapons he used, the artifacts, and even ...
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.