Bataan unveils bust of 1st Filipino governor at capitol
The Bataan provincial government unveiled the bust of its first Filipino governor at the capitol on Monday.
Outgoing Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, who was elected in the just-concluded elections as congressman of the second district, led the unveiling of the bust of Don Tomas Guillermo T. del Rosario.
Also present were Vice Governor Ma. Cristina Garcia and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Del Rosario served as Bataan governor from 1903 to 1905.
He was born in Binondo, Manila on February 10, 1857 and died in Balanga, Bataan at the age of 56 on July 4, 1913.
A judge and former representative of Surigao in the Malolos Congress and the Philippine Assembly in 1898, he was remembered for advocating the separation of church and the state.
Respected sculptor Juan Sajid Imao made the bust, a project under the cultural heritage preservation division led by Jayper Merla. The sculptor is the son of Abdulamari Imao, National Artist for sculpture.
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