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About Cavite and its History


Cavite is located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, and is surrounded by Laguna to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas to the south. It is known as the Historical Capital of the Philippines, housing such famous landmarks as the Aguinaldo Shrine and Andres Bonifacio's home. Its capital is Kawit, which is famous for being the birthplace of Philippine Independence.

Brief History

In 1872, Filipinos first launched their revolt against Spain in Kawit. Three Filipino priests popularly known as GOMBURZA (Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora) were accused of starting the mutiny and were executed in front of fellow Filipinos. This act was done by the Spaniards to threaten the Filipinos from doing further revolts, but it only angered the locals more.

In 1896, Emilio Aguinaldo led some Caviteńos against the Spanish conqueror and soon freed the province. On June 12, 1898, Aguinaldo proclaimed the Republic of the Philippines in Kawit, Cavite, independent from Spanish rule.

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