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

Maligayang Kapistahan sa Bayan ng Silang

Silang Church Photo Collection

Bilang paggunita sa pagdiriwang ng ika-422 taon ng Simbahan ng Silang at pagtatampok ng Deklarasyon ng Simbahan at Retablo bilang Pambasang Yamang Pangkalinangan o National Cultural Treasure ng Republika ng Pilipinas sa ika-3… Continue reading

St. Agnes of Rome in Cavite

One will see the image of the martyr, St. Agnes of Rome, as a hardwood relief located on the first level, third frame from the left of the Gospel altar in Silang, Cavite.… Continue reading

Pista ng Batang Hesus

Ang Santo Niño sa retablo ng Silang ay nakaluklok sa pinakamataas na bahagi. Ang batang Hesus ay nasa gitna ng komposisyon at napapaligiran ng pitong anghel at kerubin: apat na anghel ang tumutugtog… Continue reading

For the Feast of the Three Kings

Located on the second level third frame from the left of the main altar of Silang, the polychrome relief depicts The Adoration of the Magi. But the composition is centered on Mary and… Continue reading

Retablo Series. On Symbols and Scriptures: Dissecting the Nativity Relief of Silang’s Retablo

The Nativity (Ang Kapanganakan) hardwood relief is located on the first level, first relief from the left of the main altar retablo. This piece is part of the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy… Continue reading


    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.

  • About the Author

    Phillip L. Medina, a Silangueno
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