Imus, Cavite

Hello Travelers!

Aside from books, we have monuments and landmarks that immortalized the past to remind us about the roots of the present. From Kawit, we proceed to the capital city of the province of Cavite, Imus. The Imus Municipal Plaza etched the record of significant past events into markers.

(Note: The source of brief historical facts and information stated here were copied/translated from the engraved stones underneath the commemorative structures. If you wish to know more, you can click the italicized part of the caption.)

So, let’s start our historical tour!

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The Carabaos Club was organized in 1951. The club upholds the tradition of celebrating the annual “Mayflower Reception and Dance” to honor Imuseños. The building in the background is the Municipal Government/City Hall of Imus, Cavite.

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IMG_8890BATTLE OF ALAPAN. From 10 a.m to 3 p.m on May 28, 1898, a bloody battle between Filipino revolutionaries and 270 Spanish troops. With Filipinos as victors, Emilio Aguinaldo unfurled the Philippine flag for the first time.

IMG_8896TRECE MARTIRES. On September 11, 1896, thirteen martyrs were executed for cooperating with the Katipunan during the Philippine Revolution against Spain.

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BATTLE OF IMUS. On September 1, 1896, the forces of General Emilio Aguinaldo and Coronel Jose Tagle invaded the friars and civil guards in Casa Hacienda.

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PROMINENT GENERALS. Biographies of Generals Jose Santarin Tagle, Flaviano Yengco, Pantaleon Garcia, Juan Saraza Castañeda, Cayetano Palma Topacio who have done heroic acts and and exhibited great leadership during the revolutionary period.

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GEN. LICERIO C. TOPACIO PLAZA. The project of beautification of this plaza aims to recognize the heroism of General Topacio,  one of the known leaders of Philippine Revolution against the Spaniards.

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IMG_8845IMUS CATHEDRAL. Across the plaza, you can go to The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar, the seat of the bishop of the Diocese of Imus, the diocese that has jurisdiction of all the Catholic parishes in Cavite.

Even though these are only few chronicle highlights, it is a reminder to Caviteños/Imuseños and Filipinos in general that thousands of people fought for the freedom that we have and we should forever be grateful for their heroism.

Cavite Itineraries:     ✔ Kawit    ✔ Imus    ⇭ Don’t miss our last destination on my next post! And, don’t forget to hit the follow button,  Twitter Instagram.

© MAZE BORRINAGA

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