Historic mural in Freedom Shrine is new attraction in Kawit

A mural brightens up Freedom Park in Barangay Kaingen in Kawit, Cavite as the Inter-Agency Task Force, together with the local government of Kawit, allowed to open the Aguinaldo Shrine to tourists last October 26. 

A mural brightens up Freedom Park in Barangay Kaingen in Kawit, Cavite as the Inter-Agency Task Force, together with the local government of Kawit, allowed to open the Aguinaldo Shrine to tourists last October 26. 

The mural depicts the municipality’s rich historical culture and tradition, becoming the newest attraction in town. 

Photo courtesy by Lakwatsero Caviteno

Familiar faces in the local art scene have made this possible.

Christian Cresencio and his wife Tanya Jizelle Pastor from the Colorant Group of Artist have painted this for weeks. 

The whole mural is entitled “Sinag ng Kasarinlan.” This includes the Pandayan, Galleon Trade, Battle of Binakayam, Patron Saint of Santa Maria Magdalena, irasan, and Kawit’s local heroes.

Photo courtesy by Lakwatsero Caviteno

Cresencio also shared in his Facebook account the process of making the Galleon Trade art. 

“…[Ito ay] kwento ng kasaysayan at kultura ng Kawit kung saan ako ipinanganak. Ang bawat letra ay sumisimbolo hindi lang sa pangalan ng bayan kundi pati na rin sa bawat pangyayari at tao na nakahanay ditto,” he said.

Photo courtesy by Lakwatsero Caviteno

Tourists are required to present their vaccination cards before being allowed entry to the historical site in observance of the health guidelines.

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