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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monument of Gregorio del Pilar at the Bulacan Provincial Capitol


Located within the Bulacan Provincial Capitol plaza is a monument commemorating the heroism of Gregorio Del Pilar. Known as the "Boy General," Gregorio del Pilar (November 14, 1875 - December 2, 1899) led Philippine revolutionary forces at the fateful Battle of Tirad Pass during the Philippine-American War.

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar



Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar


Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar


Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar


The following words are embossed on the marker at the front of the monument:

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar, marker

"General Gregorio Del Pilar
Killed at the Battle of Tirad Pass
December 2nd, 1899
Commanding Aguinaldo's rear guard
An Officer and a Gentleman
D.P. Quinlan
2nd Lieutenant, 11th Cavalry
U.S.A.

   
The following words are embossed on the marker on the rear of the monument:

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar, marker

"This monument of General
Gregorio del Pilar is dedicated
to Governor Alejo S. Santos, and
comrades of the Bulacan Military
Area and to the people of Bulacan,
that the youth of the land maybe
reminded of the great sacrifice of
those who gave up their lives
for the cause of democracy and freedom

J. AMADO ARANETA"  
  

These cannons are located on lanes to the left and right of Del Pilar's monument.

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar, cannon

Bulacan Provincial Capitol, plaza, monuments, Gregorio Del Pilar, cannon



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