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

An Artistic Tribute to the Immaculate Conception

Carved in the central baroque cartouche of the Silang Church altar is the image of Mary attributed to the style of Immaculate Conception. Dressed in simple white tunic wrapped in flowing blue mantle… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint Francis Xavier

His image is carved as a hardwood relief, located at the first level, the first frame from the left of the Epistle altar. The polychrome work was a Jesuit memorial depicting the bearded… Continue reading

Retablo Series. Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Relief in hardwood, the image of St. Catherine of Alexandria is located on the first level,the  first frame from the left, Gospel altar. The polychrome relief features the virgin and martyr whose feast… Continue reading

Retablo Series. The Quest for the Unknown Saint

Five years ago, three saints were left unidentified in my graduate thesis. The goal then was to properly name all the saints in my hometown’s (Silang) retablo, explore  their iconography, present their hagiography… 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