The Pulang Lupa Shrine in Torrijos, Marinduque

Pulang Lupa Shrine Torrijos Marinduque Location Monument Battle 1900 Philippine American War Colonel Maximo Abad Devereux Shields Defeat Mountain History Landmark Memorial Description Revolution Army The Pulang Lupa Shrine is located in Torrijos in Marinduque Province. Pulang Lupa is a monument to commemorate the Battle of Pulang Lupa. The Battle of Pulang Lupa was an engagement fought on September 13, 1900, during the Philippine-American War between the forces of Colonel Maximo Abad and Devereux Shields, in which Abad’s men defeated the American force. The Pulang Lupa Shrine is built in a mountain peak, where Filipino soldiers won over the Americans during the Philippine-American War on September 13, 1900. It is called “Pulang Lupa”, which means red soil, because of the bloody fight between the two forces. The Americans lost 4 killed and 50 captured, 6 of which wounded including Shields. A large selection of American firearms were also taken by the guerillas. The Filipino losses are Continue reading

Santo Niño Festival in Altavas, Aklan

Altavas AklanThe Altavas Santo Niño Festival is celebrated every January 22nd in Altavas, Aklan Province. This day marked the end of the Philippine-American war in Altavas. Since then, January 22 is being celebrated as an Annual Thanksgiving and Armistice Day in Altavas. Later, the date was adopted as its municipal town fiesta. This is the continuation of the joyous celebration of peace when Fil-American war ended in this municipality.