Information about Aklan Freedom Shrine
Aklan Freedom Shrine
Photo by Aklan Tourism
A monument of bravery, the Aklan Freedom Shrine was built to honor the 19 martyrs of the Katipunan and WWII soldiers. It stands along Acevedo Street, about 650 meters from the Kalibo Municipal Hall. Featured on the shrine'sshrine's statue is the leader of Aklan'sAklan's Katipunan, Gen. Francisco Del Castillo. These are the 19 martyrs executed on March 23, 1897: Roman Aguirre, Tomas Briones, Valeriano Dalida, Domingo dela Cruz, Claro Delgado, Angelo Fernandez, Benito Iban, Candido Iban, Simeon Inocencio, Isidro Jimenez, Catalino Mangat, Lamberto Mangat, Valeriano Masinda, Maximo Mationg, Simplicio Reyes, Canuto Segovia, Gavino Sucgang, Francisco Villorente, and Gavino Yunsal.
On April 2019, it was officially declared a "national landmark" by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The local government also declared March 23 a special public holiday in remembrance of their death anniversary.
Best time to visit
It's best to visit the shrine from December to May when there are fewer chances of heavy rainfall.