Today in Philippine History, May 21, 1963, Aguinaldo donated his historic house at Kawit Cavite to the Government

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The Aguinaldo Shrine (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons).   
On May 21, 1963, General Emilio Aguinaldo, at the Veteran Memorial Hospital, signed a deed donating his historic house at Kawit, Cavite to the Philippine Government on condition that he will have the right to continue to live there until his death.

Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines, continued to be confined at the hospital until his death on February 6, 1964.

The house, now a national shrine called the Aguinaldo Shrine, was first built in 1845 made from wood and thatch, and reconstructed in 1849. It was in this house where the General was born on March 22, 1869. The independence of the Philippines from Spain was also declared in this house on June 12, 1898.

Today in Philippine History, May 21, 1963,  Aguinaldo donated his historic house at Kawit Cavite to the Government

References:
Busines View, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Volume XXXIX, Number 6, June 1963


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