The Kamestizuhan District is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The Kamestizuhan Street is a row of ancestral houses that are steep in history: Estrella Street and Pariancillo Street is where stands the Ejercito House, which was the Department of War of the First Philippine Republic. On the left side of Pariancillo Street is the Cervantes House, which is the Tiongson House with its intricate balustered windows that used to be the Commisaria de Guerra. The Adriano House has been beautifully restored and today serves as the Meralco Building. It was the Gobierno Militar de la Plaza. Just across it is a structure with sealed half-moon balconies that once served as the Carcel or jail. On the left are the ruins that mark the place where Jose Rizal’s historic letter To the Women of Malolos was read. The Bautista House, ornately Continue reading
The Bautista-Uytangcoy Mansion is located along Santo Niño Street in Malolos, Bulacan Province. Adjacent to the Adriano House, The Bautista-Uytangcoy residence used to house the Ministry of Interiors during the First Philippine Republic, It was the Secretaria de Fomento and home of Don Antonio Bautista, Aguinaldo’s Secretary of the Interior. It is ornately sculpted Neo-Classic touches and was built in the 1850s and renovated in 1877 in the French Art Nouveau style. The Bautista-Uytangcoy House contains heirloom memorabilia including the original KKK flag and here. Jose Rizal and Marcelo H. del Pilar spoke to the 21 women of Malolos on June 27, 1892. Continue reading
The Instituto de Mujeres is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The building is the same august hall where twenty determined Malolenas (the so-called Women of Malolos) set up a night school to learn the Spanish language, a language that was the gateway to knowledge of the country and of the world at that time. Nationalists and reformists demanded that the language be taught in the schools, instead of being limited to a native and mestizo elite (the women were Chinese mestizas who were progressive and nationalistic). Nationalists like Jose Rizal, M.H. del Pilar and Graciano Lopez-Jaena egged these women to fight for this right. Spanish Governor General Valeriano Weyler eventually approved the holding of classes which began in February 1899. Courses classes lasted for only three months. The women Continue reading
The Museo Diocesano de Malolos is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The evangelization of the province of Bulacan by the Augustinian friars started with the planting of the cross in Meito, Calumpit in 1572. Soon after the towns of Malolos, Bulacan and Hagonoy were established in the name of the King of Spain. The baptism of Rajah Laya of Meycauayan by Franciscan Missionaries led to mass baptisms in the neighboring settlements. The early resistance led by native priestesses or catalonans to the foreign faith melted in the zeal of Franciscan and Augustinian friar missionaries. The Catholic faith eventually captured the hearts and minds of the people. WHAT TO SEE: the baptismal Continue reading
Singkaban Festival is a festival of arts and culture in Bulacan in honor of Capitol’s patron saint, “Our Lady of Victory”, showcasing the traditional arts of “Balagtasan,” “Kundiman” and folk dances amidst of the “Singkaban” arches. Locally known as Sining at Kalinangan ng Bulacan, the festival is celebrated in every second week of September which is in conjunction with the “Linggo ng Bulacan“. Linggo ng Bulacan (Held during September 8–15), A province-wide, week-long celebration consisting of various colourful cultural presentations, art and culinary exhibits, arts and skills contests, and the prestigious annual Dangal ng Lipi Awards Night. Yearly, its activities vary depending upon the chosen theme for the year.This festival is named after the special “BAMBOO ART” abundantly known to the Bulacan Province especially in Continue reading
Isidoro Torres was a member of Katipunan and was appointed Brigadier General by President Emilio Aguinaldo. He later represented Balabac in the Malolos Congress. General Isidoro Torres was born on April 10, 1886 in Matimbo, Malolos, Bulacan. At the age of 16, he was accused of a plot to kill the parish priest who collected expensive church fees from the people. He established many Katipunan chapters in Bulacan. He was among the revolutionaries who left their homes in Bulacan and brought their respective Continue reading
Malolos is the capital city of the province of Bulacan. It is one of the major suburbs conurbated to Metro Manila, situated in the southwestern part of Bulacan, in the Central Luzon Region (Region 3) in the island of Luzon and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region. Bordering Malolos are the municipalities of Bulacan, Bulacan (the former capital of the province) to the southeast, Guiguinto to the east, Plaridel to the north, Calumpit to the northwest, and Paombong to the west. Malolos also lies on the north-eastern shore of Manila Bay. Continue reading
Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, most important religious buildings in the Philippines and the palace of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the Church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.
Founded by Augustinian Missionaries in 1859, the church is also renowned for its architectural design and internal adornments. The original church was burned during the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution however, it was renovated. It is about 42 kilometers away from Manila.
From the time it was built in 1580, Casa Real had undergone many transformations. The original structure’s cogon and bamboo were replaced by hardwood and tile, later rebuilt using bricks and mortar. At various times it was used as the seat of government, banquet hall and ballroom for official functions, as a treasury, printing press, hospital, military headquarters, school, bank and post office. But to the people of Malolos, the beloved landmark was always Casa Real. Continue reading