BIÑAN, LAGUNA ─ The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) led by its Chairman Rene R. Escalante, will unveil on Friday, 11 May 2018 at 8:00 a.m., the historical marker Francisco Mercado at the Francisco Mercado Monument, Binan Plaza, Laguna, in line with his 200th birth anniversary. The marker reads:
ISINILANG SA BINAN, LAGUNA, 11 MAYO 1818. NAG-ARAL NG LATIN AT PILOSOPIYA SA COLEGIO DE SAN JOSE, MAYNILA. LUMIPAT SA CALAMBA NG BUKSAN NG MGA DOMINIKANO ANG MGA LUPAIN DITO SA MGA NAIS MANGUPAHAN NG LUPA, MGA TAONG 1830-1840. IKINASAL KAY TEODORA ALONSO, 1848. NAGSIKAP NA ITINAGUYOD ANG MALAKING PAMILYA SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PAGSASAKA AT PANGANGALAKAL. NILARAWAN NI JOSE RIZAL BILANG MARANGAL AT MODELO NG SIMPLENG PAMUMUHAY. YUMAO SA BINONDO, MAYNILA, 5 ENERO 1898.
Chairman Escalante will officially turn over the marker to the City Government of Biñan through Mayor Walfredo R. Dimaguila, Jr. City Department Head Bryan Jayson T. Borja and NHCP Executive Director Ludovico D. Badoy will stand as witnesses during the signing of the certificate of transfer.
The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.
For more information, contact the Historic Sites and Education Division at NHCP tel. nos. 3351217 and 5231019.