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Marcela Agoncillo Museum - Batangas

Located beside Calle Marcela Marino Agoncillo in the town of Taal in Batangas,Marcela Agoncillo Museum is the ancestral house of the principal seamstress of the first Philippine Flag.
Marcela Agoncillo Museum History The Marcela Agoncillo Museum / ancestral house is a bahay na bato built sometime around the 1780s and is one of the oldest houses in Taal. The house was built by Dona Marcela's grandfather, Don Andres Marino. Dona Marcela inherited the house after the death of her grandfather and she chose to live in the house even after being married in 1889 to Felipe Agoncillo who would later on become known as the "First Filipino Diplomat".

The ownership of the house was then passed on to the children of Dona Marcela after she passed away on May 30, 1946. Then on July 6, 1980, the children of Dona Marcela and Don Felipe, Gregoria, and Marcela (named after her mother) donated the ancestral house and its furniture and family memorabilia to the government. The house was then co…

Manila Cathedral - Manila

Located at Plaza de Roma, inside the walled city (district) of Intramuros in Manila, Manila Cathedral is currently one of the two Spanish Colonial era churches found in Intramuros. It also serves as the see of the Archbishop of Manila. 

Manila Cathedral HistoryInformally known and called as Manila Cathedral, it is actually named Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Like what the name suggests, the cathedral is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was established sometime in 1571 by a secular priest named Juan de Vivero. 


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