Sta. Cruz, Laguna – The National Historical Commission of the Philippine (NHCP), in coordination with the Provincial Government of Laguna, and Municipality of Sta. Cruz, will lead the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Juan Cailles on 10 November 2021, 9:00 a.m. at the Juan Cailles Monument, infront of the Provincial Capitol, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

The ceremonial playing of the national anthem will be conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The wreath-laying ceremony will be led by the Guest of Honor, Philippine Army Commander of the 2nd Infantry Jungle Fighter Division M.Gen. Rowen S. Tolentino. He will be joined by Coronel Cerilo C Balaoro Commander Junior Infantry (MNSA) 202nd Brigade and to be witnessed by National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalante, Laguna Governor Ramil L. Hernandez, Laguna Vice Governor Karen Agapay, Sta. Cruz Mayor Edgar San Luis, and Gen. Cailles’ descendant.  

Mayor San Luis will give the welcome remarks. Messages will be delivered respectively by Chairman Escalante, Governor Hernandez and MGen Tolentino.

Governor Hernandez with Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) Southern Luzon Area Director Melody Olavidez will present a personalized stamp to M.Gen. Tolentino.

Due to the viral pandemic, the commemorative event will have minimal attendees in compliance to the social gathering rules set by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

All are invited to visit the official NHCP website and Facebook page for details and live feed.

Juan Cailles was born on 10 November 1871 in Nasugbu, Batangas to parents Hipolito Cailles from Lyon, and Maria Caupama from British India. He became a teacher in Tanza, Cavite and when the revolution broke out, he joined the Katipunan under Emilio Aguinaldo and became a Brigadier General in 1897. He fought and defeated the American forces in the Battle of Mabitac on 17 September 1900.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research and publication, conservation, marking of historic sites and structures, and administration of national shrines and museums.

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