Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'General Emilio Aguinaldo' by Serafin Quiason at the Yuchengco Museum, June 6


Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo (1869 - 1964) led his country to achieve independence after fighting off both the Spanish and the Americans.


Aguinaldo achieved independence of the Philippines from Spain and was elected the first president of the new republic under the Malolos Congress. The United States refused to recognize Aguinaldo's authority, and so he declared the Philippine-American War on the US forces in the country.

Dr. Serafin Quiason is a former director of the National Library and chairman and executive director of the National Historical Institute. An Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee for History, Quiason graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in History at the University of the Philippines, and has a masteral degree and doctorate degree in Far East History and History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Exhibit talks come free with admission. (P100 for adults, P50 for students, P25 for children and seniors) Free for PHIMCOS members.

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