Museo ng Katipunan
Museo ng Katipunan
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Reynel and Rozie Travels
By Reynel and Rozie Travels
Reynel and Rozie Travels
4.0 of 5 bubblesNov 2017
“Hoy Emilio, nasaan na mga buto?” (Hey Emilio [Aguinaldo], where are the bones?) This was the question in our minds when we decided to do our Museum-A-Month tour before Bonifacio Day, which is on November 30. We actually did this to commemorate our war hero, Andres Bonifacio. The Museo ng Katipunan, lies in the heart of the City of San Juan, where we both live. The museum contains a few relics and a few replicas of what has used in the Katipunan a long time ago. Often called the Father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio was a founder and later became Supremo of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or more popularly called Katipunan which fought against the Spaniards for Philippine Independence. Anting-anting (Lucky Charm) is a Filipino system of magic and sorcery with special use of the talismans, amulets, and charms. They can be in the form of some medals, stones or items with religious images and Latin relics (as shown below). Filipinos, back in the day, use it for protection, divine providence, and instant salvation. At present, you can still buy some from the vendors in Quiapo, Manila. Sanduguan or Blood Compact was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty or to validate an agreement. The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture. As the final rite of the Katipunan, a neophyte member must sign the oath with blood taken from his arm, and then will be accepted as an official member. I hope the San Juan City government can maintain this, so students and people of all ages can go and visit.

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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Located just a few meters away from San Juan's City Hall is this museum that offers you a chance to journey back in time, to the time of the Philippines' quest for independence from the Spanish regime in the late 19th century headed by Andres Bonifacio and the other members of the KKK movement. Focus of the collection is on the "supremo" himself. It traces his life, educational background, family life, initiatives to organize the revolutionary movement, and so forth.

This museum, I was tokd, was opened to the public way back in 2013. Right now construction on the ground floor is on-going where you'll see dioramas depicting important episodes in the history of the KKK.

Visiting this small museum brought back to mind many of the things we studied at school during our high school and college days. I would very highly recommend that students or history teachers bring their students to visit this museum as a supplement to what they discuss in the classroom. Both Filipino and non-Filipino history buffs will surely find something interesting about it.
Written September 27, 2019
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Reynel and Rozie Travels
Luzon, Philippines20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
“Hoy Emilio, nasaan na mga buto?” (Hey Emilio [Aguinaldo], where are the bones?)

This was the question in our minds when we decided to do our Museum-A-Month tour before Bonifacio Day, which is on November 30. We actually did this to commemorate our war hero, Andres Bonifacio. The Museo ng Katipunan, lies in the heart of the City of San Juan, where we both live. The museum contains a few relics and a few replicas of what has used in the Katipunan a long time ago.

Often called the Father of the Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio was a founder and later became Supremo of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or more popularly called Katipunan which fought against the Spaniards for Philippine Independence.

Anting-anting (Lucky Charm) is a Filipino system of magic and sorcery with special use of the talismans, amulets, and charms. They can be in the form of some medals, stones or items with religious images and Latin relics (as shown below). Filipinos, back in the day, use it for protection, divine providence, and instant salvation. At present, you can still buy some from the vendors in Quiapo, Manila.

Sanduguan or Blood Compact was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty or to validate an agreement. The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture. As the final rite of the Katipunan, a neophyte member must sign the oath with blood taken from his arm, and then will be accepted as an official member.

I hope the San Juan City government can maintain this, so students and people of all ages can go and visit.
Written November 14, 2017
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Allyn M
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
A great place to learn the history of the Katipunan for kids and adults too. With visuals depicting the history of the Katipuan, making it more alive. The only thing that I notice as a disadvantage, the inside of the museum is dark and yellowish. I'm not sure why they use this kind of lighting but if you have eye problems, it is quite difficult to read some of the materials there and difficult to take photos.
Written October 28, 2017
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Gorgeousdb
Manila, Philippines137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
It was a good experience for me, my sister and our kids! After watching a game at the San Juan Arena, we had a great chance to have a look at our history - thanks to the prodding of my daughter who insisted that we go to the museum. Another good thing is that a week after, we watched a movie about Katipunan where some portions were shot there!
Written August 3, 2015
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prooPH
San Juan, Philippines2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Museo ng Katipunan is just one of the many fascinating sites in San Juan City. There are many interesting and historically worth seeing attractions in San Juan like you never know.
Written July 20, 2014
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