5288361679_7e9ba4c510_bHe is a Filipino general during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War – General Artemio Ricarte.
General Ricarte National Shrine
The General Ricarte National Shrine was built in Batac, Ilocos Norte, in honor of General Artemio Ricarte, a native of the town, who was known for being a revolutionary hero and an important personality in World War II. The shrine is made of a memorial park with a statue and two field guns. It has a library and museum showcasing Ricarte’s life through a number of his photographs and relics, and a collection of American and Japanese guns used in World War II.
The Great Artemio Ricarte y Garcia
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General Artemio Ricarte is remembered in Batac every July of each year. He was a Filipino general during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He is considered by the Armed Forces of the Philippines as the “Father of the Philippine Army”. Ricarte is also notable for never having taken an oath of allegiance to the United States government, which occupied the Philippines from 1898 to 1946.
5288361951_ff251baac4In 1972, a monument was erected at Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, in memory of the General Artemio Ricarte. For his battles and deeds accomplished in Cavite, a marker was also placed at Poblacion, General Trias, Cavite.
In Batac, Ilocos Norte is now the Ricarte National Shrine which houses the birth house of Artemio Ricarte including a library and museum displaying Ricarte’s memorabilia.

 

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