Malolos, the capital city of the of Bulacan, is known for its native delicacies like the empanada de kaliskis, ensaimada and inipit just to name a few. It also a long history of trading with the Chinese even before the Spaniards came. Trading paved way in making Malolos as the richest municipal in Bulacan during the Spanish Era.
It also the home “The Women of Malolos”, prominent Chinese-Filipino families who signed and presented a letter to convince Governor General Weyler to let them open a night school despite the disapproval of the local friars and local civil government. Their actions was recoginized by Jose Rizal and to show his admiration to the Women of Malolos he wrote to them.
Barasoain Church and other structures present in different parts of the city witnessed history as the people of Malolos plotted and fought against the Spaniards.
The greatest achievement and for which the Malolos Congress was known was the framing of the Constitution and this paved way for the inauguration of the Philippine Republic with Emilio Aguinaldo the President. This was declared on January 23, 1899. This was first to be written in Asia and Africa.
To celebrate 113th anniversary of the First Philippine Republic, the City of Malolos together with the Division on Tourism Culture and the Arts and other local government officials organized “Fiesta Republica”.
This will feature activities like such as trade fair, painting exhibit, Lakbay Kasaysayan, Handaang Malolenyo, Hari at Reyna ng Kundiman, Dulansangan (Street Theater)and Bayani at Bituin ng Malolos and others.
These are the scheduled activities for the said event:
Special thanks to the Division on Tourism Culture and the Arts for sharing the schedule of events, the office of the city mayor and Rei Clement Maaliao for the beautiful photographs.
See you at the fiesta!