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New monument of General Trias unveiled


General Trias City Mayor Antonio Ferrer, Vice Mayor Morit Sison, and councilors are shown at the blessing and inauguration on October 7 of the newly renovated monument of General Mariano Closas Trias, on his 150th birth anniversary on October 12.

Gen. Trias was considered the first de facto vice president of the Philippines during the revolutionary government established at the Tejeros Convention under General Emilio Aguinaldo on March 25, 1897.

He was born on Oct. 12, 1869 to Don Balbino Trias and Gabriela Closas in Barangay Bagumbayan. He died on Feb. 22, 1914.

On Feb. 28, 1914, Legislative Act No. 2390 was passed by the Philippine Assembly, changing the town’s name to Malabon. Six years later on Feb. 24, another Legislative Act No. 2889 was approved, finally renaming the town after one of its most famous sons, General Mariano Trías.

The town eventually became the lone district City of General Trias after city residents through a plebiscite pursuant to Republic Act 10675 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino on Aug. 19, 2015.

GenTri as it is popularly called by locals (formerly San Francisco de Malabon) became Cavite province’s seventh city and evolved into the province’s lone 6th legislative district after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act 11069 on September 14, this year, which re-apportioned Cavite province into eight legislative districts.

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