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September 27 is Malvar Day in honor of a great Filipino hero

By on Sep 26, 2010 in Announcement, Events Comments

September 27 is Malvar Day in honor of a great Filipino hero, General Miguel Malvar.

Tomorrow, September 27, 2010 marks the 145th birthday of General Miguel Malvar; which makes the day a non-working holiday in Malvar, Batangas.

On that day, there will also be no classes in both public and private schools in that town.

According to Philippine history, Miguel Malvar was born on September 27, 1865 in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

In the mid-1890s, Malvar played an important role in the Philippine Revolution, with Emilio Aguinaldo as the leader of the revolution.

When the Philippine-American War started in 1899, General Miguel Malvar, through his Batangas Brigade took part and stood tall to testify that the Filipinos will not easily surrender.

Malvar was also said to be one of the last Philippine generals who surrendered to American forces, according to history. He died peacefully in Manila on October 13, 1911.

On September 18, 2007, Rodolfo Valencia, the Congressman from Oriental Mindoro filed the House Bill 2594, to declare Miguel Malvar as the second Philippine President.

According to the bill, history is incorrect in making Manuel L. Quezon as the second President of the Republic of the Philippines.

‘After General Emilio Aguinaldo, first President of the Republic, was captured on March 23, 1901 and was exiled in Hongkong, Miguel Malvar took his place as the commander of the Philippine revolutionary forces.’ The bill said, which was first read in the 14th Congress, also in 2007.

Malvar, Batangas is composed of 15 barangays, with Dr. Carlito P. Reyes as mayor, and Alberto C. Lat as vice-mayor.

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