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BATTLE OF ZAPOTE BRIDGE

 

 Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:   villarfoundation.org

 

The Battle of Zapote Bridge was fought on February 16, 1897 between 3,000 Americans and 5,000 Filipinos.  It was the  second largest battle during the Philippine-American War.

 

 Cavite Old Zapote BridgePhoto from:  philippineamericanwar.webs.com

 

General Edilberto Evangelista is a prominent figure in this battle.  A Belgian-trained engineer, he taught the Katipuneros how to build trenches, batteries and pillboxes.  His designs were instrumental in a number of Filipino victories around the Cavite  province.

 

 Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:  philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.com

 

Zapote River separates the City of Las Piñas in Metro Manila from Bacoor in the Province of Cavite.  The original Zapote  Bridge was hit during the battle, causing one-half to collapse.  The office of Congresswoman Villar funded the restoration  of the half of the bridge, to become a pedestrian promenade, which connects Barangay Zapote, Las Piñas to Barangay  Zapote in Bacoor, Cavite.

 

 Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:  philippineamericanwar.webs.com

 

Monument parks were established on both ends of the bridge:  through Congresswoman Villar’s  intercession, the Basa family allowed the erection of a monument by sculptor Ed Castrillo on their property in the Las Piñas side; while a monument depicting the Battle of Zapote Bridge was established in Bacoor by the Philippine Tourism Authority  under the leadership of then General Manager Barbers, upon the request of Senator Manny Villar, who also funded the  rehabilitation of the barangay hall to follow 18th century architecture.  

 

 Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:  philippineamericanwar.webs.com

 

In February 1997, on the centenary of the historic battle, the Villar Foundation coordinated with the local governments of  Bacoor, Cavite and the City of Las Piñas, the National Centennial Movement and the Department of Education in order to  orchestrate the celebration, which included a parade and a street drama based on the events of 1896-1897 highlighted by  the reenactment of the Battle of Zapote Bridge. Participants and guests came dressed in turn-of-the-century regalia.

 

 Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:  digitalhistoryproject.com

 

Cavite Zapote BridgePhoto from:  newsinfo.inquirer.net

 

 

Source:  villarfoundation.org

 

 

 

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