01 January 2013

National Shrines and Historical Sites of the Philippines

The Historical Sites and Education Division of the Philippines’ National Historical Commission administers and maintains different shrines, monuments, landmarks and heritage houses around the country. This is done to promote the ideals of the country’s national heroes as well as other prominent Filipinos.

Below is a listing of what the National Historical Commission categorises as “national shrines.”

NAME OF SHRINELOCATION
Juan Luna Shrine Badoc, Ilocos Norte
Gregorio Aglipay National Shrine Batac, Ilocos Norte
Artemio Ricarte Shrine Batac, Ilocos Norte
Tirad Pass National Shrine Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur
Casa Real Shrine Malolos, Bulacan
Birth Site of Marcelo H. del Pilar Bulakan, Bulacan
Capas Prisoners-of-War Memorial Shrine Capas, Tarlac
Mt. Samat National Shrine Mt. Samat, Bataan
Apolinario Mabini Shrine Tanauan, Batangas
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Kawit, Cavite
Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine Kawit, Cavite
Corregidor Corregidor Island
Rizal Shrine Calamba, Laguna
Paciano Rizal Shrine Los Baños, Laguna
Jorge Barlin National Monument Baao, Camarines Sur
Kalantiaw Shrine Balan, Aklan
Gen. Leandro Fullon National Shrine Hamtic, Antique
Balantang Memorial Cemetery Shrine Jaro, Iloilo
Liberty Shrine/Site of the Battle of Mactan Mactan, Cebu
Limasawa Shrine Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Rizal Shrine Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte
Shiek Karimol Mahkdum Shrine Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi
Rizal Shrine Intramuros, Manila
Dambana ng Kalayaan Intramuros, Manila
Mabini Shrine Pandacan, Manila
Andres Bonifacio National Shrine Ermita, Manila
Intramuros and its Walls Manila
Andres Bonifacio Shrine P. Burgos Drive, Manila
Quezon Memorial Shrine Diliman, Quezon City
Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine San Juan, Metro Manila
Libingan ng Mga Bayani Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

There are also those that the National Historical Commission designates as “national historical sites.” Below is a listing of those:

NAME OF HISTORICAL SITELOCATION
Birthplace of Claro M. RectoTiaong, Quezon
Biyak-na-BatoSan Miguel, Bulacan
Fort San FelipeCavite City, Cavite
Pamitinan CaveRodriguez, Rizal
Rizal ParkErmita, Manila

Acknowledgment: National Historical Commission











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