Marinduque State College (MSC) piloted the first episode of their web series ‘Boac Quadricentennial Web Series’ on Monday, October 10. The episode focused on the events that transpired in one of Boac’s historical locations, 10 De Oktubre Street.
10 De Oktubre Street got its name from an actual date to remember and honor the events that happened in the very same location 125 years ago.
On October 10, 1897, Captain Fabian Medenilla led the uprising against the Spaniards stationed in Casa Real, the official residence of the gobernadorcillo -- the town head.
Armed with itak (bolo knife) and sundang (dagger), Kapitan Fabian and the Mendez Unit fought against the Spanish soldiers led by Fresnede. The bloody fight ended with the death of Medenilla and his revolutionist comrades.
For the first episode, Gerry Menorca of Kabalikat Civicom provided an in-depth discussion of the historical event.
In addition to the noteworthy throwback, Architect Marjonier Malabanan of the National Museum of the Philippines Marinduque-Romblon Area shared the schedule and list of activities for the celebration of the Museums and Galleries’ Month.
Finally, Architect Giles Sol of Boac Heritage Townsquare Project ended the episode by sharing information and updates regarding the proposed reconstruction of the town heritage square. (RAMJR/AMDA/PIA-MIMAROPA)