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Pinaglabanan Shrine

Pinaglabanan Shrine
Pinaglabanan Shrine is located in Metro Manila
Pinaglabanan Shrine
Type Shrine
Location San Juan, Manila, Philippines
Area 5 hectare
Created 1880
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
8:00am - 5:00pm

Pinaglabanan Shrine is a Filipino national shrine and park located on N. Domingo corner Pinaglabanan Street in the city of San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. The shrine has a statue of a woman supported by two children, holding up a bolo, or a machete. This was built to commemorate the opening salvo of the 1896 Philippine Revolution, when the local freedom fighters known as Katipuneros lay siege to an arms storage facility, called the almacen, belonging to the Spanish Colonial Government. It is this statue that is depicted on the city's seal.

Museo ng Katipunan

On 27 August 2012, at 10:00 a.m., the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) inaugurated its Museo ng Katipunan in Pinaglabanan Shrine, celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the Filipino nationalist, Andres Bonifacio. This is a new museum entirely devoted to Bonifacio and the Katipunan, with interactive displays and original Katipunan artifacts. The museum will also present an initial list of members of the Katipunan and others who supported its cause, numbering more than 2,500. The names were obtained from archival sources.

The museum also has an e-learning room where students from grades 5-7 will take online interactive lessons about Bonifacio and the Katipunan—the first in the country—produced by the NHCP. The activity is undertaken in partnership with the Department of Education.

The opening of the museum was also be the occasion for launching the book El Comercio, an afternoon daily (in Spanish) that narrated events of the revolution from its outbreak in August 1896 to the exile of Aguinaldo to Hong Kong in December 1897. The accounts were selected and translated into English by the late Umberto Lammoglia.[1]


Pinaglabanan Shrine
Pinaglabanan Shrine Park 
Restoration, Phase I 


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