Pinaglabanan Shrine

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Pinaglabanan Shrine
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Pinaglabanan Shrine
Pinaglabanan Shrine is located in Metro Manila
Pinaglabanan Shrine
Pinaglabanan Shrine
Type Shrine
Location San Juan, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates 14°36′17″N 121°01′52″E / 14.604743°N 121.031152°E / 14.604743; 121.031152Coordinates: 14°36′17″N 121°01′52″E / 14.604743°N 121.031152°E / 14.604743; 121.031152
Area 5 hectare
Created 1880
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
8:00am - 5:00pm

Pinaglabanan Shrine is a Filipino national shrine and park located along Pinaglabanan Street in the city of San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. Prominent within the shrine is a statue of elongated figures known as "Spirit of Pinaglabanan created by Eduardo Castrillo. This was built to commemorate the heroism of the Katipuneros who started the nationwide revolution in San Juan del Monte.The local freedom fighters known as Katipuneros lay siege to an arms storage facility, called the Polvorin de Almacen, belonging to the Spanish Colonial Government.

Museo ng Katipunan[edit]

On 27 August 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) inaugurated its Museo ng Katipunan in Pinaglabanan Shrine, celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the Filipino nationalist, Andres Bonifacio. This is a new museum entirely devoted to Bonifacio and the Katipunan, with interactive displays and original Katipunan artifacts. The museum will also present an initial list of members of the Katipunan and others who supported its cause, numbering more than 2,500. The names were obtained from archival sources.[citation needed]

The museum also has an e-learning room where students from grades 5-7 will take online interactive lessons about Bonifacio and the Katipunan—the first in the country—produced by the NHCP. The activity is undertaken in partnership with the Department of Education.[citation needed]

The opening of the museum was also be the occasion for launching the book El Comercio, an afternoon daily (in Spanish) that narrated events of the revolution from its outbreak in August 1896 to the exile of Aguinaldo to Hong Kong in December 1897. The accounts were selected and translated into English by the late Umberto Lammoglia.[1]


Pinaglabanan Shrine
Pinaglabanan Shrine Park 
Restoration, Phase I