“My compatriots fight and will continue to fight for their independence because they are fully convinced that it is the duty that Providence imposes on them. … They are willing to sacrifice everything to defend freedom of their land.”
Mariano Ponce in a Speech during a banquet organized by the Japanese Press. Published in Filipinos Ante Europa, 10 January 1900
The Philippines has many heroes who fought for its freedom but Mariano Ponce is unique. He contributed in making and writing Philippine history.
As a medical student in Spain, he managed the reformist periodical La Solidaridad. When the revolution began in 1896, he helped procure weapons for the Filipinos back home. As ambassador to Japan, he tried to gain support from its government. Upon returning home in 1907, he continued to write historical articles and joined government as representative to the Philippine Assembly (1910-1912) and history researcher of the Philippine Library and Museum (1916).
Built on his birthplace, the Museo ni Mariano Ponce presents his extraordinary life and achievements. It aims to inspire Filipinos to love their country, appreciate its history and heritage, and contribute for its betterment.
The museum has a gallery featuring rarely-seen photographs, original artifacts, and artworks. It also has a resource center with digital files including other photographs, writings, and articles by and about Ponce.
Museo ni Mariano Ponce
Address: Mariano Ponce St., Baliuag, Bulacan
Email address: email@example.com
Tel number: 09054745154