Taal, Batangas – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will lead the wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 162nd birth anniversary of Marcela Mariño de Agoncillo on 24 June 2021, 8:00 a.m., at the grounds of Museo nina Marcela at Felipe Agoncillo.

The commemorative event will be limited to few attendees due to the IATF rules on social gatherings. However, the public is invited to visit the NHCP website and official Facebook page for the event’s details.

Marcela Mariño de Agoncillo was born on 24 June 1860 to Francisco Mariño and Eugenia Coronel. Former president Emilio Aguinaldo requested Marcela to make a flag that would symbolize an independent country. Together with her daughter Lorenza and Rizal’s niece Delfina Herbosa de Natividad, she produced the original Philippine flag. They offered their home in Hongkong to exiled Filipino patriots fighting for the country’s independence. Among them were former president Aguinaldo and brothers Antonio and Juan Luna. The home where Mariño de Agoncillo was born now serves as the NHCP Museo nina Marcela Mariño at Felipe Agoncillo.

NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine History through its museums and publications and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.