GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO TRIAL HOUSE

FINDING THE PATH WHERE THE BONIFACIO BROTHERS WERE COURT-MARTIALED


By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng




Written: May 31, 2013

 
 



Gat Andres Bonifacio Trial House and Historical Landmark
 
Address:
Colonel Crisostomo Riel St., Poblacion 1-A, Maragondon, Cavite 4112
(Along Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong National Road)
 
 
Under the care and management of the National Historical Institute (now National Historical Commission of the Philippines), the house belongs to Mr. Jose Angeles. A typical bahay na bato (stone-house) structure which was built in 1889, it was formerly known as the Roderico Reyes House, which was the name of the former owner.
 
The trial house served as a venue for the trial of the brothers Andres and Procopio Bonifacio in 1897. They were judged  with the felony treason. It was fixed, improved and fully restored in 1999 under President Joseph Ejercito Estrada Administration and during his term, it was also declared as a National Heritage Site. The site is also a public museum and is open for visits everyday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.
 
Source: Brochure (Maragondon Local Tourism Council)

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Who Murdered Andres Bonifacio
By Martin Andanar/TV5 CrimeKlasik
 
 
HOW TO GET THERE:
 
Public Transportation:
From (Lawton) Manila: take a bus bound to Cavite with the signage of Ternate-Naic-Maragondon (via Cavite Expressway or Cavitex). It passes by to Petron Gasoline Station Junction (located at Garita-A). Just say to the conductor that you must take a stop at the gasoline station. From there, you have two options, either you can ride a tricycle going to town proper or you can walk straight going to the Bonifacio Trial House. Bonifacio Trial House is just some few minutes walk away from Maragondon Public Market.

Private Transportation:


Please see Traveler’s Guide and Google Maps (below) for further information. You can park your cars near/outside the Bonifacio Trial House or a nearby street. 



Reminders:



Rest rooms/Comfort rooms are available inside the Bonifacio Trial House. Carinderia/Restaurants/Eatery are available inside the town proper.  

NEWS TO GO (GMA NEWS TV CHANNEL 11)

SPECIAL REPORT

Published: November 29, 2012




You may view the Bonifacio Trial House in Panoramic 360 degree view



Please visit Philippine Heritage in 360 website

http://pamana.ph/?p=310
Traveler’s Guide :


(Photos courtesy of my Practicum Study in Master of Engineering at Cavite State University – 

Infrastructure Development in Maragondon; Photos as of July 27, 2012)

Petron Gasoline Station
When you go straight to the left direction, it goes to Maragondon Town Proper. 
The bus stops at a corner near Petron Station. The right direction goes to PUP-Maragondon, 
Cavite Municipal Hospital, Town of Ternate, Puerto Azul Beach Resort and Caylabne Beach Resort
Tip: It’s easy to walk if you’re visiting the Trial House through Public Transportation

You will pass Garita Bridge, a (RCBC) Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert-type bridge
 
The town proper junction (near Polar Building)
The town proper junction (near Polar Building)
On the right: going to Maragondon Public Market, Municipal Hall
On the left: going to Bonifacio Trial House
 
Note: for private vehicles, our town implements “One-Way Route” policy
No left turn!!!
You will see the welcome arch of Barangay Poblacion 2-A.
Bonifacio Trial House is located before that welcome arch




The re-enactment of the trial of Gat Andres Bonifacio in my beloved town, Maragondon (2010)

 

Bonifacio Trial House via Google Maps:

(Note: Correction in the entry in Google Maps, it is not Auguinaldo Heritage House but Bonifacio Trial House)
Supremo Gat Andres Bonifacio
Procopio Bonifacio
Gat Andres Bonifacio Trial House and 
Historical Landmark
Before restoration
Front View
The interiors (2nd floor)

The Inauguration of the Newly-Restored Bonifacio Trial House(Invitation/Program Schedule)

Last November 30, 1999, former First Lady and Senator Dr. Luisa “Loi” Ejercito-Estrada was the guest of honor for the inauguration of the newly-restored Bonifacio Trial House here in our town.

Before and After Restoration
Before
After

Inside Bonifacio Trial House


First Floor (Ground Floor)

Note: just register your name on NHI registry log book (for visitors)
Visited last May 29, 2013

The Museum

(up-close)
 
Note: just register your name on NHI registry log book (for visitors). It is located near the stairs (a small table with a registry book)
The old structure
The Katipunan Flag and Variations of Philippine Flags

Base of Gat Andres Bonifacio Statue


The restored wood structure (wood flooring, beams, columns)
In English it says,
 
The restoration efforts of the Trial House of
Gat Andres Bonifacio
was presided by the
Malacanang Presidential Library and Museum Foundation
through the use of the social fund of
His Excellency, Joseph Ejercito Estrada
President of the Republic of the Philippines
in cooperation with the
National Historical Institute
Presidential Management Staff
and
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)
 
Inaugurated on November 30, 1999
at Maragondon, Cavite
  The stair going to the second floor



Second Floor 

 
Second Floor Interiors
 
Life-Sized Dioramas
Life-Sized Dioramas
 
Life-Sized Dioramas
 
Life-Sized Dioramas
Life-Sized Dioramas
The position of actual re-enactment (models)
Pictures of Andres Bonifacio, Gregoria de Jesus and Procopio Bonifacio
The alleged bones of Bonifacio
 
The bolo used by the Supremo
The second floor interiors
 
 
The Katipunan Triangle
Bonifacio with Masonic symbols
The Last Farewell of Rizal translated by Bonifacio in Tagalog
Various Paintings
Various Restored Old Documents of the Katipunan
The Katipunan Regalia
The mini-library where I used to research about Bonifacio 
for my college assignment in History class 
last/since 1999 and still in good condition

The Rear View


Me having a souvenir shot

The Front View

Before: it was open only on Tuesdays to Sundays
 
At present: it opens daily
 
NHI Marker (English-short translation)
 
NHI Marker (Filipino/Tagalog)
In English, it says:
The House Where Andres Bonifacio was Court-Martialed
 
This House was erected on 1889 by Teodorico Reyes. On this house Andres Bonifacio was tried, the founder of the Katipunan together with his brother, Procopio last May 1897 by the Military Tribunal which was presided by General Mariano Noriel. He was shot last May 10, 1987 at Mount Buntis.
 
The trial house was declared by the National Historical Institute as a National Historical Marker last June 4, 1997 in accordance with the Executive Order Number 280, signed last August 1, 1973 as repealed by Executive Order Number 375 signed last January 14, 1974 and Executive Order Number 1605 signed last June 1, 1978.
 
 
Front View
Front View
The present Bonifacio Trial House
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