A 19th Century British Company in Manila through an NHCP Rare Manuscript

Diana A. Galang Librarian, Serafin D. Quiason Resource Center National Historical Commission of the Philippines The Philippines witnessed significant economic changes in the 19th-century. Among these was the end of the famed Galleon Trade in 1815 after almost two centuries of pioneering globalization and exposing the Philippines to the world. It opened new opportunities to continue reading : A 19th Century British Company in Manila through an NHCP Rare Manuscript

LOS CHICOS DE RIZAL: Jose Rizal’s Students and Dapitan Community School

Jose Rizal had young male students that he affectionately called chicos or boys from his Dapitan community school that he established while in exile. Searching for Rizal’s male students was like trying to trace his children, if he had any. Each of Rizal’s students had his own story of how his beloved Maestro Rizal enriched continue reading : LOS CHICOS DE RIZAL: Jose Rizal’s Students and Dapitan Community School

Visualizing the GOMBURZA

Eufemio Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II As we approach the sesquicentennial of the execution of the three martyred priests, Fathers Jose Apolonio Burgos, Mariano Gomes, and Jacinto Zamora on 17 February 2022, we stumble upon an unresolved problem – how do we remember them visually? At first glance, the answer is easy. There continue reading : Visualizing the GOMBURZA

Remembering the GOMBURZA throughout the Years

Eufemio O. Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II Although the three martyred priests whom we collectively call Gomburza—Fr. Jose Apolonio Burgos, Fr. Mariano Gomes, and Fr. Jacinto Zamora—died by garrote as a result of false accusations, their tragic execution on 17 February 1872 became a pivotal point in Philippine history. They were, in the continue reading : Remembering the GOMBURZA throughout the Years

SPARKS OF RESISTANCE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1872 CAVITE MUTINY

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Fathers Mariano Gomes, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora or more well known as Gomburza. Historians like Teodoro Agoncillo recognize this event as the precursor to the rise of Filipino nationalism. But one must look back first the incident that paved the way to their martyrdom: continue reading : SPARKS OF RESISTANCE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1872 CAVITE MUTINY

RIZAL NATIONAL PARK: MANUEL QUEZON’S HOMAGE TO RIZAL’S PLACE OF EXILE

By: Albert Vincent F. Barretto Former President Manuel Luis Molina Quezon will forever remain in the hearts of the Dapitanons not only for his efforts to achieve Philippine independence from foreigners, but also for preserving the memory of the place of exile of Jose Rizal in Dapitan. In the late 1920s, then-Senate President Quezon visited continue reading : RIZAL NATIONAL PARK: MANUEL QUEZON’S HOMAGE TO RIZAL’S PLACE OF EXILE