Site of the first Philippine Flag raising in Mindanao


Located in the City Hall compound, just outside the City Hall of Surigao, the “site of the first Philippine Flag raising in Mindanao” honored by the National Historical Institute, as a historic spot in 2000, has become one of the few attractions in the city.

Although it is not as magnificent as the other tourist attractions in Surigao, the “site of the first Philippine Flag raising in Mindanao” gives a glimpse of how patriotic our ancestors were.

Mark and Sam at Site of the First Flag raising in Mindanao

Mark and Sam at Site of the First Flag raising in Mindanao

Must be followed by the new generation of Filipinos, the nationalism of its roots will bring back the glory days of the country.

On the written facts found in the tablet placed at the base of the flag, one can read this:

“In Casa Real in the town of Surigao, the Capital of the province of Surigao (formerly Caraga), Jesus Alejandro “Jantoy” Gonzalez, President of the Provincial Board of Surigao and the other leaders of the third district of Mindanao, officially raised for the first time on the morning of December 26, 1898, the flag of the Philippines in Mindanao.”

Borromeo St, Surigao

Borromeo St, Surigao

Landscape

Landscape

Lisa and Sam at the Marker

Lisa and Sam at the Marker

Sam looking at the Flag

Sam looking at the Flag

Tall Flag Pole

Tall Flag Pole

Surigao City Auditorium

Surigao City Auditorium

City Hall of Surigao and Site of the First Philippine Flag raising in Mindanao

City Hall of Surigao and Site of the First Philippine Flag raising in Mindanao

This page is last updated on Oct 19, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
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  1. Sean Clark Luinor Labastida says:

    Here is a substantial account of Surigao as the place in Mindanao where the Philippine flag was first raised: http://nhcp.gov.ph/resolving-a-contentious-issue-an-overview-of-the-nhis-position-on-the-first-and-official-flag-raising-in-mindanao/ . It is from the official site of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

  2. veta says:

    taga surigao ako pero di ko man lamang alam to. nakakahiya naman. now ko lang talaga nalaman to. parati akong dumadaan diyan sa borromeo street.
    nice photos!

  3. melvin says:

    akala ko butuan ang first site ng flag raising sa philippines hahaha,nakakalito ang history

  4. Miggy says:

    Wow. nice pics from a nice family. I haven’t been to Surigao yet. I should probably visit this city this year.

  5. haven’t been there.. but i know a lot of cool places to visit there.. definitely one of the places in my travel bucket list.. šŸ˜›

  6. louella capitulo says:

    such a beautiful family u have, Sir Mark… & thanxot for ds really useful info — Surigao should be always included in Philippine History class-discussions šŸ˜‰

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