Bacoor, the historical gateway to the South, is rich in the cultural heritage. The City of Bacoor is the first capital of the revolutionary government under General Emilio Aguinaldo. The town is famous in Philippine history as the site of two known battles, the Battle of Zapote Bridge in February 2897 and the revolt in June 13, 1899. The shining gallantry of General Edilberto Evangelista and General Mariano Noriel in the two battles displayed the patriotism of Bacooreños.
Visiting Bacoor means a travel in the past wherein Tulay ng Zapote, Bahay ng Tisa, Tomb of General Edilberto Evangelista, Prinza Dam, Pintong Bato, St. Michael the Archangel Church to name a few, reminds us the rich historical past of the town. Fun-filled events, such as the Bakood Festival, marching band parade, Cityhood Anniversary, and barangay fiestas show the vibrant, artistry, and talents of Bacooreños. The famous Digman halo-halo, seafood delicacies and tahong chips are some gastronomical delights that spell “excitement at its best”.
Today, Bacoor is dubbed as the “Marching Band Capital of the Philippines”, showing the inherited musical artistry of Bacooreños, young and old alike, from the past.
Come and visit us here in Bacoor, The City of Transformation. Proudly, I say our heritage in one way or the other shows who and what we are now. Indeed, the way to the future is the past.
Dahil sa Bacoor, At Home Ka Dito!
HON. STRIKE B. REVILLA, PHD