Kawit, Cavite – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines with the Local Government of Kawit will lead simple rites in observance of the 59th death anniversary of Emilio Aguinaldo on 6 February 2023, 8:00 a.m. at the NHCP Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo.
Kawit Mayor Angelo Emilio G. Aguinaldo will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony. Other wreath offerors are 1st District Representative Ramon Revilla III; Cavite Governor Juanito Victor C. Remulla; National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Deputy Executive Director Alvin R. Alcid; Philippine National Police (PNP) Jean Noche Alagos, and PLTCOL Freddie Dantes; Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) SINSP Precious V Petalio; Kawit Vice Mayor Edward R. Samala; Engr. Rey Victor Santos of the Municipal Government of Kawit; Department of Education (DEPED) District Supervisor Helen C. Aure, Ph.D.; Descendants of Emilio Aguinaldo; Association of Barangay Captains Councilor Rossel Arellano; and IGLPI-Emilio Aguinaldo Lodge No. 5 Worshipful Master Rizakdy Geronda.
One of the highlights of the event will be the blessing of the tomb of Emilio Aguinaldo which will be officiated by Rev. Fr. King Eleazar Peñaranda accompanied by the descendants of Aguinaldo and guests.
NHCP-Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo will open an exhibit titled, “682 Across Biak na Bato” featuring the journey of Filipino revolutionaries in 1897 from the foothills of Sierra Madre to Victoria Harbor in Hongkong and the events that will culminate in the proclamation of Philippine Independence in 1898. This traveling exhibit has been brought to various NHCP museums in Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas provinces.
Emilio Aguinaldo was born on 22 March 1869 in Kawit, Cavite. A member of the Freemasons, Aguinaldo became the gobernadorcillo capitan municipal of Cavite El Viejo at age 25. Aguinaldo also joined the Katipunan and subsequently became president of the First Philippine Republic.
NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine History through its museums and publications, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage.