I got lost in utter confusion when I received a message from a geek pal a few months ago. “What can you say about that bill concerning Miguel Malvar?” said the message.

“Which bill?” Jeg spurgte ham.

“About Miguel Malvar being the second president of the Philippines,” answered he. Curiosity sparked quickly as it was my first time to hear about the news. Apparently, Vice president Jejomar Binay had sought the help of the country’s top historians to set the record straight. As I read on, I also learned that there is a pending bill in the Congress filed in 2007 by Oriental Mindoro representative Rodolfo Valencia, proposing that Miguel Malvar be recognized as such.

The imposing monument of Miguel Malvar in Sto. Tomas, Batangas
I was completely embarrassed that all I could answer to my friend’s questions about the matter was a series of “Hmmm. Jeg ved ikke.” Being a Batangueno myself, it is a shame that I did not know much about Miguel Malvar, who is an important figure in history, especially during the Spanish and American eras in the Philippines.

Fast forward and there I was standing at the center of the Gen. Malvar library in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Malvar’s birthplace, staring at a sign that reads: Miguel Malvar assumed the position of Commander-in-Chief and supreme Head of the Filipino government after the surrender of Vice president Trias and president Aguinaldo. This pronouncement was approved also by the Hong Kong Junta. -The army of the first Philippine Republic.

Inside the Miguel Malvar Library
Well, I am no historian so I can’t judge and say anything about the bill or the proposition. but I can say that I had an awesome, enlightening time inside the library.

Hvad er dækket i denne vejledning?

The Life of Miguel Malvar
The Miguel Malvar Shrine
Top hotels and Resorts in BatangasSearch for more Batangas Resorts!

Flere tip til YouTube ⬇ Relaterede indlæg:

The Life of Miguel Malvar

Commonly considered the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans during the Philippine-American War, Gen. Miguel Malvar was a man of valor.

Miguel Malvar was born on September 27, 1865 in Barrio San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Máximo Malvar and Tiburcia Carpio. His father was a rice and sugarcane farmer and was said to be rather wealthy. Or at least, wealthy enough to send their children to school. Still, he chose to stop schooling to help in the family business and even started orange cultivation on his land. He married a childhood friend, Maula Maloles, in 1885 and started a family.

In 1890, Malvar became his town’s gobernadorcillo and led a reform movement. but when the Philippine revolution broke out in 1896, he formed and led an army with Emilio Aguinaldo. On June 15, 1898, after a 2-month battle with the Spaniards, he successfully liberated Tayabas from the oppressors.

A painting inside the Miguel Malvar library depicting one of the hero’s many battles
But they didn’t celebrate that long as Malvar and the rest of the Philippine revolutionaries faced another war. This time, against a new enemy — the Americans. The Philippine-American war broke out on February 4, 1899, and it was even a harder battle. Malvar struggled and had to change tactics, seeing that they were not as effective with the Americans as they were with the Spaniards. In 1901, Aguinaldo was captured, leaving Malvar leading the revolution. Under his command, the revolutionary forces started an all-out offensive in the towns run by the Americans. However, when American tactics started harming even the civilians and with diminishing support, Malvar and his troops surrendered, putting an end to the long and difficult battle for Batangas against the Americans.

The Miguel Malvar Shrine

The Miguel Malvar Shrine is right inside the Municipal Hall complex. At the center of the compound is the Malvar Monument. A figure of Gen. Miguel Malvar standing so proud and dignified, holding a sword is surely the first to catch the attention of visitors.

The Malvar Monument in front of the Municipal Hall of Sto. Tomas (Malvar Shrine Complex)
On one end of the shrine is the Gen. Malvar library and Museum, which is filled with small glimpses to the past. The library houses several artifacts, providing information about the life of Malvar and the Philippine revolution in general. It also showcases paintings, photos and other documents depicting Malvar’s battles, triumphs, struggles, and legacy.

The general Malvar museum and Library
The lobby of the Miguel Malvar Library
Rayadillo uniform and sword
My pal Celine enlightening herself with photos of Malvar
Founded in 1956 by Miguel Malvar. Jr., the general’s son and former Mayor, the museum is small and simple — it only has three rooms — but is packed with so much details about the life of the hero and the history of the country, especially of Batangas. any visitor will be impressed by Malvar’s sheer bravery, determination, and patriotism showcasedSå strålende i denne enkle helligdom byggede i hans hukommelse og dedikerede til hans ekstraordinære karakter og rolle i Filippinernes kamp for frihed.

Sådan kommer du dertil: Tag enhver bus til Batangas City, der passerer gennem Sto. Tomas. Gå af på Sto. Tomas busstoppested. Gå langs Gov. Malvar Street – Jollibee er dit vartegn – og Malvar -helligdommen er bare en blok væk. Bliv bare ved at se til venstre. Museet er åbent tirsdag-lørdag, kl. 20 til 17.

Top hoteller og resorts i Batangas

I henhold til Agoda Review -scoringer.

Oyo 120 Balai Sofia. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

Acuaverde Beach Resort & Hotel Inc. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

Virgin Beach Resort. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

NDN Grand Hotel. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

Palm Beach Resort. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

Cintai – Coritos Garden Hotel. Kontroller priser og tilgængelighed! ✅

Søg efter flere Batangas resorts!

Flere tip til YouTube ⬇

Relaterede indlæg:

Apolinario Mabini Shrine: En udødelig ånd i Tanauan, Batangas

12 Batangas turistpladser Du kan nemt tjekke ud fra Manila

Lipa Cathedral: Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian

Bulalo: Signatursuppe af Batangas, Filippinerne

Taal Basilica, Batangas: Asiens største katolske kirke

5 Heritage Sites for at tjekke i Silay City, Negros Occidental

Casa de Segunda: Mød Jose Rizals første kærlighed i Lipa City, Batangas

Cebu: Inde i Fort San Pedro, det ældste fort på Filippinerne

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *