The Museo ni Jose B. Lingad in Lubao town in Pampanga has officially opened to the public.
Located in Barangay San Nicolas 1st, the museum features the commemoration of the 42nd death anniversary of the late Pampanga hero.
It also showcases some of Lingad’s personal belongings and life stories that were retrieved and donated by researchers from National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Lingad family.
The museum site is also the ancestral home of Lingad which was restored by the NHCP.
In a Sun Star Pampanga report, Jacqueline Lingad-Ricci, daughter of the Kapampangan hero, said the museum is a celebration of the life of their father as a boy from Lubao to a public servant.
“Napakaimportante nito sa amin dahil gusto namin i-honor si Tata at pagkakaroon nitong museum, hindi lang kaming pamilya ang makakaalala sa kanya kundi pati mga kababayan natin, lalo na ang mga bata na hindi na siya nakilala,” she was quoted as saying in the Sun Star report.
In the report, NHCP Officer-in-Charge Carminda Arevalo expressed hope that many youth will visit the museum to learn about the life of Lingad.
“Isa sa mga goal natin ay mainspire ang mga kabataan na tularan ang naging paninindigan at pamumuno ni JBL noong siya pa ay nabubuhay,” she added.
The museum is open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.