As scheduled, we visited General Emilio Aguinaldo's home where we declared our independence from Spain - check your P5.00 bill. We were joined by the Cariaso family of Paranaque - their daughter is Kara's batchmate.
Me starting off the tour:
Erin Cariaso and Kara by the "Dictator's" car (honestly, that's how he's mentioned in the Declaration of Independence):
Infront of the General - "Get of your high horse!"
Erin and Emilio:
This from the original Philippine Declaration of Independence text speaking about our Philippine flag: "The colors of Blue, Red, and White, commemorating the flag of the United States of North America, as a manifestation of our profound gratitude towards this Great Nation for its disinterested protection which it lent us and continues lending us." Kid you not. Love the "disinterested protection part." Guys, we've been had.
Anyways, thought it's a travesty that our flag is modeled after the "red, white and blue." Thought we should correct that. So, we came up with a "Design Your Own Flag" program:
Kara's Flag - Note the burger and the pants:
Nie Nie Buenaflor's (me Mom):
At Island Cove: