Cel­e­brate Philip­pine at these Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Spots

◗ Agoda shares four places Pi­noys can visit to pay homage to our his­tory

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This June 12 marks the 121st an­niver­sary of our In­de­pen­dence and what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate it, than by tak­ing a stroll through some of our coun­try’s his­toric streets? Agoda, one of the world’s fastest-grow­ing on­line ac­com­mo­da­tions book­ing plat­form shares four mustvisit places that made a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact in our fight for sovereignt­y.

Ex­plore the old-world charm of Manila

Manila has a strong rev­o­lu­tion­ary past, be­ing home to a num­ber of rev­o­lu­tion­ary lead­ers such as An­dres Boni­fa­cio, Gen­eral An­to­nio Luna, and Gen­eral Macario Sakay dur­ing the colo­nial era. Manila was built around the his­toric walled city of In­tra­muros which you can ex­plore as part of walking tours, eas­ily booked on Agoda. Within In­tra­muros, visit Fort Santiago where our Na­tional Hero Jose Rizal was de­tained be­fore his ex­e­cu­tion.

Visit the shrines of Cavite

The first Philip­pine Pres­i­dent, Emilio Aguinaldo, was born in Kawit, Cavite and it is also where the Dec­la­ra­tion of Philip­pine In­de­pen­dence was held, right on the bal­cony of his fam­ily home. Ju­lian Felipe, the com­poser of the na­tional an­them, “Lu­pang Hini­rang,” is a true-blue Caviteño in his own right too. Take the time to visit the shrine and mon­u­ment, ded­i­cated to these Filipino heroes, then check out the Boni­fa­cio Trial House where the Supremo of the Katipunan faced a court mar­tial and learn about the events that led to his death.

While in Cavite, choose from over a hun­dred Agoda ac­com­mo­da­tions as a base to start ex­plor­ing the city.

Re­dis­cover the 1900s in Bataan

Bataan is best known as the place where the Philip­pines took its last stand dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, but it was also one of the prov­inces that rat­i­fied the procla­ma­tion of our In­de­pen­dence. Since then, it has be­come host to Las Casas Filip­inas de Acuzar, a sprawl­ing prop­erty in Ba­gac, fea­tur­ing her­itage houses of vary­ing ar­chi­tec­tural de­signs. Get a chance to stay at a casa that was orig­i­nally built in the early 1900s, or book a Las Casas Filip­inas de Acuzar her­itage tour on Agoda to dis­cover the beauty of old ar­chi­tec­ture while brush­ing up on some of the things that make us uniquely Filipino.

Go on a Bo­hol ad­ven­ture

Two im­por­tant re­volts against Span­ish rule took place in Bo­hol—the Tam­blot Upris­ing led by babay­lan or na­tive priest Tam­blot, and the Dago­hoy Re­bel­lion led by Fran­cisco Dago­hoy, the long­est re­volt in Philip­pine his­tory, from 1744 to 1829. Aside from vis­it­ing the Dago­hoy mon­u­ment, the more ad­ven­tur­ous can also visit the Dago­hoy Cave in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Danao where Dago­hoy and his men set up head­quar­ters.

For your ac­com­mo­da­tions, there is a se­lec­tion of over 700 prop­er­ties in Bo­hol so sim­ply pick one based on other at­trac­tions of the is­land you might also like to ex­plore such as the Cho­co­late Hills, Danao Ad­ven­ture Park, and Bo­hol Bee Farm.

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