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Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum Now Open

Four months after the showroom was opened at the ground floor of the historical landmark, Tinukib Foundation, Inc. (TFI) has opened Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum. The Casa Gamboa was named by the said foundation to honor Patrocino Gamboa or popularly called ‘Tia Patron’, revolutionary heroine of Jaro. Patrocino Gamboa was among the first to join the revolution against Spain in Panay Island and also among the Ilonggo revolutionaries responsible in forming the Comite Central Revolucionario Visayas.

The Ilonggo Revolutionary Heroine. Tia Patron exercised her revolutionary role by nursing the wounded and sick soldiers in the battlefield, collected contributions from donors like the Chinese in Iloilo, and gathered food, medical supplies, arms and ammunition for the revolutionary forces. She is responsible of successfully preparing the replica of the Philippine Flag in time for the inauguration of the revolutionary government of the Visayas in November 17, 1898 at the headquarters of General Martin Delgado in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, popularly known as the ‘Cry of Santa Barbara’. The momentous event symbolized freedom for the Ilonggos.

In December 21, 1980, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) established a historical marker in honor and recognition of Patrocino Gamboa, as daughter and heroine of Jaro, at the Jaro Plaza. On April 30, 2015 and in celebration of her 150th birthday anniversary, the NHCP placed another historical marker at the entrance of Gamboa’s house, a historical landmark at Jaro District.



Casa Gamboa has likewise been under the guardianship by different owners who contributed for its preservation. It was the Bedia family that acquired the property in 1958 and consequently by Microensure Philippines in 2011. In 2017, Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc. (KSI) purchased the property and named the ancestral house ‘Casa Gamboa’, to honor Patrocino Gamboa and preserve its historical significance. Read this article: Tinukib Pavia Showroom Transfers to Casa Gamboa Heritage House in Jaro

The Casa Gamboa was designed to become a multi-purpose structure with restoration and preservation of its historical significance in mind. It serves as offices of TSKI Jaro Branch and of Tinukib Foundation, Inc. and Tinukib Cafe and Souvenir Shop at the ground floor.

The second floor is now Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum which feature 19th Century Jaro and the works, historical mementos and materials about Patrocino Gamboa to underscore her life and contribution to Jaro’s rich history and culture, in particular, and to Panay, in general. Patrocino Gamboa died in November 24, 1953 and was buried at the Balantang Veterans’ Cemetery, Jaro, Iloilo City, with full military honors.



Exhibitions: Patrocino Gamboa – revisiting the life story of the Ilonggo revolutionary heroine and a proud daughter of Iloilo. Exposicion Regional De Filipinas – showcasing Iloilo’s prominence as the ‘Textile Capital of the Philippines’. It features the first regional exposition organized by the ruling Bourbons outside Spain. The Jaro District and the Huebesan – featuring the old Jaro and its famous Huebesan or weekly market that attracted people all over the province and some parts of Panay.

Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum is located at Casa Gamboa Cor. Commission Civil – Jayme Streets, Benedicto, Jaro, Iloilo City. Museum hours are from: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, also open for reservations beyond museum hours. Museum fees are as follows: Students – Php 100, Professionals – Php 200, consumable at Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs. Audio Visual Room is also available for rentals, good for 20 to 30 people, perfect for small meetings and seminars.

‘Casa Gamboa’ – Patrocino Gamboa Heritage House in Jaro

Mr. Angel L. De Leon Jr., Chairman of BOT, TSKI, and TFI 

“Jaro was the richest municipality in its time…it is a rich town of mestizo who own great fortune..” as per Hon. Demy P. Sonza, Board of Trustee, TSKI and TFI

Blessing of Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum

Hablon weaving – Hablon, from the Hiligaynon word ‘Habol’, means ‘to weave’

Old Photos Exhibit

Aerial View of Jaro, 1925

Iloilo was the ‘Textile Capital of the Philippines’

Textile Section, 1895; Exposicion Regional de Filipinas

Mujer Filipina – ‘Filipino Woman’

The Philippine Flag. Patrocino Gamboa was responsible of successfully preparing the replica of the Philippine Flag in time for the inauguration of the revolutionary government of the Visayas in November 17, 1898 at the headquarters of General Martin Delgado in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, popularly known as the ‘Cry of Santa Barbara’. The momentous event symbolized freedom for the Ilonggos.



Casa Gamboa Jaro Museum is located at Casa Gamboa Cor. Commission Civil – Jayme Streets, Benedicto, Jaro, Iloilo City. Museum hours are from: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, also open for reservations beyond museum hours. Museum fees are as follows: Students – Php 100, Professionals – Php 200, consumable at Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs.

 

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