Sunday, October 30, 2005

Landmark: Victorino Mapa

Every time I go to Boracay, my route takes me through the town of Kalibo, birthplace of an ancestor, Victorino Mapa. My father told me to search out the marker erected by the Philippines Historical Committee; "It's somewhere near the church", he said. On this trip, I finally succeeded! The ancestral house has been converted into the Glowmoon Hotel, hence the colorful background.

The marker reads, "Victorino Mapa, 1855-1927. Born in Kalibo, Aklan on 25 February 1855. Legal Adviser to the Philippine Revolutionary Government, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1901-1913; Secretary of Finance and Justice, 1913-1920; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1920-1921. Died in Manila 12 April 1927."

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