Philippines

Postcard courtesy of Ralph Ordiz

The Barasoain Church is located in the city of Malolos, in the province of Bulacan. Bulacan Province is located just north of Manila on the main Island of Luzon.

A national shrine, the historic Barasoain Church is the site of the Constitutional Convention of the first Philippine Republic. It was the Seat of the First Philippine Republic on Sept. 15, 1898 to the last week of Feb. 1899 under the presidency of Pedro Paterno. In its convent the Universidad Literaria Cientifica de Filipinas was first housed. Its museum showcases a collection of municipal antiques and priceless array of artifacts. It also boasts of a light and sound museum under the management of National Historical Institute.

Caption: One of the most well known catholic church in the Philippines. This is where the first Philippine Constitution was made known as the Malolos Constitution.

 

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