Honoring Saint Isidore the Laborer

    Do you know that his real name is Isidro de Merlo y Quintana? Born in 1070 in Spain, he was a laborer under a landlord in Madrid. Known for his piety… Continue reading

The Plaza of Silang

Silang’s plaza is the largest open space in the heart of the poblacion. Today, it can be divided into two sections: the memorial side and the civic use portion. The memorial area of… Continue reading

Good Friday Remembrance

Isang Paggunita sa Biyernes Santo Ang pagpapako kay Hesukristo sa krus ay nakalagay sa pinakamataas na bahagi sa kaliwang retablo ng simbahan ng Silang. Kasama nito ang ilan sa mga martir at santo… Continue reading

La Anunciata

Posted in anticipation for the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25. The visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin is depicted on a hardwood relief. Located on the first level second… Continue reading

The Holy Foster Father

A 17th century santo de bulto, located on the second level, third statue from the left of the main altar main altar retablo, the Saint Joseph is clothed in green full tunic and… Continue reading

MUSEUM HOME

An Old Map & A Missing G

Detail of an old map from the book, Through Luzon on Highways and Byways by Willis Bliss Wilcox, published 1901, Franklin Book Company, Philadephia. Interestingly, our town was still spelled without its G.… Continue reading

  • WELCOME

    Welcome to the virtual museum of Silang, Cavite, an online venue to showcase the rich local history of one of the oldest towns of the Philippines. This will provide viewers with a glimpse of a forgotten world highlighting various changes in society, government, culture and rural landscape. Its virtual gallery brings together old photographs courtesy of the local people, from antiquarian books and private collections, and the National Archives. It also offers the local community a venue to discuss local history and to fill in the vacuum of information on the internet on local historical heritage. Contributors are very much welcome to join in this historical venture.
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  • About the Author

    Phillip L. Medina, a Silangueno