Cavite, dubbed as the “Historical Capital of the Philippines”, has played an important role in both the Philippines’ colonial past and eventual fight for independence. It is the birthplace of a number of Filipino heroes and the cradle of Philippine Revolution. The province abounds with sites and landmarks which are relevant to our history.
To boost tourism in Cavite and promote the province’s historical trail, the Provincial Government of Cavite through its Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office recently conducted a familiarization tour for selected PGC employees on October 19, 2018. This initiative was mainly taken with the purpose of getting the participants acquainted with historical sites in the province so that they can influence domestic and international visitors in planning their tour within Cavite in the future.
The tour began with visiting sites pertinent to the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo – from Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo and St. Mary Magdalene Church in Kawit, to Casa Hacienda de Tejeros in Rosario, and Sta. Cruz Convent Museum in Tanza. It ended with an informative visit to sites related to the demise of Andres Bonifacio – from Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio, to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church and Bonifacio Shrine in Maragondon. (Charlene Ramos)