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6 Things You Need To Know About The Aguinaldo Shrine

What else is there to know about one of the most famous houses in the country than the balcony where Filipinos marked their independence?

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Who hasn’t seen that iconic photo of the Philippine flag being waved for the first time in 1898 to celebrate our country’s freedom from Spanish colonial rule? In fact, the famous house appeared twice on our Philippine peso bill—it was illustrated on the two-peso and five-peso-bills.

The venue for this historic moment was the home of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first—and youngest—president of the Philippine republic. Today, 119 years after that monumental event in our nation’s history, we bring you back to where it happened: the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. Here’s what you should know about this storied architectural beauty:

1. It was first and foremost an ancestral home.

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