CITY OF MALOLOS – The museum that features the country’s political history as well as the Filipinos’ struggle for freedom is now open for public viewing as the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) together with Vice President Maria Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo unveiled the modernized Museo ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika ng Pilipinas in the Casa Real Shrine in this city yesterday.
Vice President Robredo cited the vital role of historical museums that provides an overview of the Philippine political history and said that the lessons of it should be the guiding light of the Filipinos to stand up for their rights.
“Ang pamahalaan ay binuo para pagsilbihan ang taong bayan at hindi para pahirapan sa panunupil. Noong panahon ng martial law, hindi namayani sa bayan ng mga bayani ang mga bayani,” the vice president said.
She also said that with unity and good governance, the dark past of the country’s political history like the martial law period will not happen again.
The museum features modern graphic technology and life size dioramas that will virtually transport visitors to the early times of the datus and rajas as well as their traditions, culture and weapons.
It now also has e-learning room for better understanding of the Philippine political history including the current political developments of the country.
Meanwhile, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that Bulacan as the home to the birth of three Republics–Kakarong Republic in 1896, the Biak-na-Bato Republic in 1897 and the Malolos Republic in 1898, played an important role in the struggles of the Filipinos for freedom and independence.
“Ang mga mahahalagang kaganapan ng pakikibaka para sa kasarinlan ng bansang Pilipinas ay dito nangyari sa dakilang lalawigan ng Bulacan. Ang mga museo ay magpapaalala sa atin at sa susunod na henerasyon na laging may umuusbong na mga bayani at mabubuting pinuno. Ipinapakita at ipinaalala din sa atin na kaya nating tumayo bilang isang magiting at malayang lahi na dapat kilalanin sa buong mundo,” Alvarado said.
Moreover, Ma. Serena Diokno, chair of the NHCP, said that at least eight more museums will be constructed all over the country to uplift the awareness of the Filipinos on the country’s history and to relive the spirit of nationalism.
The Museo ng Kasaysayang Pampulitika ng Pilipinas is open for public every day from 8am to 4pm.