Emilio Jacinto

Emilio Jacinto Memorial Shrine

This work  by Florante “Boy” Beltran Caedo, was unveiled December 15, 1976, the last day of the hero’s centennial.  All figures, except the base was cold cast in bronze in 3-dimension.  This took a year to make.  Fifteen artisans and apprentices assisted the sculptor.  Some artisans, apprentices and HPI management officers sat as models while others are original compositions.

 

 

EMILIO D. JACINTO   – Brains of the Katipunan (1875-1899)

Born in Trozo,Tondo, Manila. Jacinto was the son of Mariano Jacinto and Josefa Dizon.

He was later known as Utak ng Katipunan. Jacinto also wrote for the Katipunan newspaper called Kalayaan. He wrote in the newspaper under the pen name Dimasilaw (incorruptible), and used the alias Pingkian (inflammable)  in the Katipunan.  Jacinto was the author of the Kartilya ng Katipunan as well.

The rigors of the war sapped his health. He contracted malaria and succumbed at the age of 24 on April 16, 1899.

The memory of Jacinto’s short but dynamic life remains exemplary to this day.  His heroic exploits and patriotism led him to become the living spirit of the Revolution both as a writer and as a soldier.  His remains lie on familiar battle-ground, brought to its final shrine by relatives and the Philippine Historical Commission in December of 1976.