Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Neglected Andres Bonifacio Shrine

January 4, 2013

As we head on before our Mt. Pico De Loro climb, we managed to have a side trek at Mt. Nagpatong at Maragondon, Cavite where the Andres Bonifacio Shrine is located. This site is where the 2 Bonifacio brothers including Andres Bonifacio was executed by the Emilio Aguinaldo administration for the act of "treason" amidst his contribution to the downfall of the Spanish colonization via his KKK which is none-the-less a political move.

Even up to this time, Andres Bonifacio's cause of death or murder seems to be tried to be taken out of the limelight as the location to where this shrine is built is unpaved, a quarry location and locked out.

Andres Bonifacio shrine is near the summit of Mt. Nagpatong where the execution of the 2 brothers took place.

You have to drive along a 2.5 kilometer unpaved road of which is being used mostly by trucks quarrying the nearby mountains. And when you reach the end of the turn road to the site, you would need to park your vehicle because you still need to trek 1.4 kilometer of graze land all the way up to the foot of Mt. Nagpatong to reach the shrine.

You can only park your vehicle up to this point and trek 1.4km to the shrine

Wooden gates blocking the trail to the shrine which you need to climb.

When we reached the shrine, the caretaker is not around and according to locals they do not know when he will be back as he was not around for days. A supposed P20/pax environmental fee is required to access the shrine but no one is around and the gate is locked so we just climbed the entrance to get a glimpse of the shrine.

Gate to the shrine

We have to climb our way because no one is around for days according to the locals.

As we reached the shrine, there is a monument of the two Bonifacio brothers in chains and an insignia of his group, KKK.

There is also function house but unfortunately it is no longer taken care of. Tiles are plucking out and the pool is all but moss, dirt and tadpoles.

We do hope the the local government of Maragondon, Cavite and the National Historical Commission take care of this living memorial of a hero and a victim of the early Philippine political scene.

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  1. Fascinating, I didn't even know there was a place like this. It's too bad it's been neglected, but I've always been fascinated with forgotten monuments and places. Hopefully the goverment finds a way to maintain and restore this though. :)

    1. Hopefully, Daene. And hope that roads to it will be built as soon as possible.

    2. I'm originally from Maragondon. Back in the '70s we went up that way to gather some firewood for a friend's wedding. I remember seeing the 'Bonifacio Shrine' sign. There was no building or anything, just what appeared to be a tombstone covered with vines.

  2. I'm really so upset and so disappointed when my last visit the shrine, I'm really surprised that we can't continue going there because of the road, we even asking around if that the right way going to Bonifacio shrine? OMG, we really so feel petty for him, Goverment really ignoring this Shrine.
    Since then, I'm thinking to complain to the NHC in Manila and planing to talk the Mayor too in Maragondon this coming Sept. 2016, even to The President Duterte about this, let's see what will happen...