Historical reenactors of the Republica Filipina Reenactment Group (RFRG) role play the first waving of the Philippine Flag at a replica of the Teatro Caviteño in Cavite City as part of the recent National Flag Day and kickoff to the 125th Independence Day celebrations.
On May 28, 1898, Filipino revolutionaries won a major battle against Spanish forces in Alapan, Imus, and captured close to 300 soldiers, including its commander, Gen. Leopoldo Peña. The prisoners of war were marched to Cavite Puerto and were presented by the victorious troops to Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo at Teatro Caviteño, where he first unfurled and waved the Philippine Flag which he brought from Hong Kong.
The historical reenactment and commemorative program is the first-ever observance organized by the Cavite City government led by Mayor Denver Chua. According to National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chairperson Emmanuel Calairo, the program’s guest of honor, the City and its people need to popularize this lesser-known historic detail through regular annual celebrations and continuing education.
He also swore in the new officers of the Cavite City Historical Society led by Edwin Guinto, a private group which will be the local government’s partner in its historical and heritage-oriented initiatives.