Cry of Pugad Lawin

Cry of Pugad Lawin

A shrine commemorating the Cry of Pugad Lawin by Renato Rocha is another addition to the many artworks in the park. This bas relief mural depicts the events that led to the discovery of the Katipuneros and to the actual tearing of their cedulas at Pugad Lawin.

 

Originally the term “Cry” referred to the first skirmish between the Katipuneros and the Guardia Civil. Other definitions of the term have been made over the years, but today it is popularly understood to refer to the tearing of cédulas personales by the rebels to mark their separation from Spain. This was literally accompanied by patriotic shouts.