Road to be named after Belarmino


90px-PhilippineCongressSealHouse Bill 06731 or the An Act Naming the Silang-Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road in the Municipality of Silang, Province of Cavite as General Vito Belarmino Highway was authored by 3rd District Congressman Jesus Cripino C. Remulla. filed last August 25, 2009. The bill was read and referred to the Committe on Public Works and Highways on August 12.

Its significance may be local but highly historical. General Belarmino joined Aguinaldo in the assault against Infantry Battalion No. 72 of the Spanish Army stationed in Talisay, Batangas. In this encounter, Aguinaldo left to him the leadership of the successful attack on the convent and church and on the Spanish guards. The road was used extensively by the forces as they fled up north to escape the colonial army. Gen Belarmino was the most eminent of Aguinaldo’s leaders in this area of Cavite.

It is a long over-due honor to recognize this General on a road covering much of his hometown.