VG Lagman: Filipinos should not forget PH’s first successful revolution


Albay Vice Governor Edcel “Grex” Lagman said that Filipinos should not forget how our ancestors mounted a successful revolution in 1898.

“As Filipinos we should never forget that while there had been other Asian revolutions, our revolution which culminated on June 12, 1898 was the first successful national revolution in Asia,” said Lagman.

“Since the coming of the Western colonizers in Asia like the French in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos; the Dutch in Indonesia; the British in India, Malaysia and Singapore and the Spaniards in our country —- it is the Filipino republic that gave birth to the first democratic Republic outside of the Western hemisphere,” he added.

In this regard, Lagman honored his grade school classmate, Eliseo Art Arambulo Silva, for his FIESTA APOCALYPSE solo exhibition.

“Eliseo Art Silva is a multimedia artist, who co-designed the Historic Filipinotown welcome arch in Los Angeles and has been credited for putting Los Angeles’ Filipinotown on the map with his historic “Gintong Kasaysayan” mural,” Lagman said.

“Silva immigrated to the United States at 17 and obtained a BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. He received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was recognized with a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant,” he added.

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