General-Malvar-LibraryIn one of our trips to Batangas, we decided to take a peek at one of the province Historical Landmarks, the General Malvar Museum and Library. The trip to the museum will definitely be a useful jaunt for my kids. It will benefit and strengthen their understanding of the Spanish and American era in Philippine history. An individual with such exceptional character and a Philippine Revolution Hero is Gen. Miguel Malvar.
30j216wOne cannot miss the museum when traveling in the town of Sto. Tomas. It is located in the same place where the Municipal Hall of the town is situated at Gen. Malvar Street. There are also signs, strategically located along the route.
Malvar’s Life and as a Philippine Revolution Leader
General Malvar was born in Barrio San Miguel on September 27, 1865. His parents are Maximo Malvar and Tiburcia Carpio. Miguel’s parents were able to send their offspring to school by logging, and owning rice and sugarcane fields.
General-Malvar-Libraty-BooksMalvar first studied at Padre Valerio Malabanan School. He could have studied in Manila because his parents are well to do in Sto. Tomas, instead he helped his parents with their business. He even discontinued his education and only finished second year high school. He later got married to a childhood friend Maula Maloles and had children. He procured lands, which he planted with oranges to support his family and succeeded and prospered.
In 1890, Malvar was voted gobernadorcillo of his town against Father Garces. He led the Reform Movement in Sto. Tomas, which had a tremendous following due to intense anti-friar emotions.



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