Silang through the foreign eyes…

John Foreman wrote a book entitled “The Philippine Islands” in end of the 19th century. Preceded by eminent writers like de la Concepcion, Zuniga, and Comin (Comyn) and reliable accounts of Jagor (and… Continue reading

18th Century Treasures

Temporalidades is a compilation of documents in the Philippine National Archives recording the inventory of Jesuit churches in the colony. In 1768, the King of Spain expelled the Society of Jesus from its… Continue reading

Revisiting the Silang river

View of Gorge with Group Washing Clothes on Rocks Near Bamboo Water Pipe Outlet; Group on Wood Bridge in Background, 1900; contained in  Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s. Source: Smithsonian Institute Research Information System… Continue reading

Little Histories

Also interesting is the history of Silang’s numerous barangays or barrios. Today, Silang has 64 barangays. Much is known about the town but only few facts about the various barrios under its jurisdiction.… Continue reading

Old Territory, old names, same town

Even before, Silang is a vast territory in the province of Cavite. Its old jurisdiction covers today’s municipalities of Indang, General Trias and Maragondon which was Silang’s barrios then; with Masilao (Amadeo) and… Continue reading

Vito Belarmino, 1857-1933

Vito Belarmino y Loyola is the most well-known war hero of Silang with his great contribution during the Revolution and as such his monument stands in Plaza Makabayan to immortalize his bravery during… Continue reading

Timeline Commemorating June 9


    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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