2017, January 18. Santa Rosa, Laguna, 225th Founding
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City of Santa Rosa, Laguna - 225th Founding Anniversary
Santa Rosa’s historical past can be traced back to 1571. The
Spanish Conquistador Juan de Salcedo, while exploring the Laguna
Lake Region, discovered Biñan which was hence annexed as a barrio to
the town of Tabuco (now the town of Cabuyao). During that
time, Santa Rosa was part of Biñan and was called Barrio Bukol.
Later in 1688, Biñan together with Barrio Bukol separated from
Cabuyao. Barrio Bukol, in turn, was politically emancipated in
January 18, 1792 as the municipality of Santa Rosa. The town was
named after Saint Rose of Lima of Peru under whose protection and
patronage it was consecrated to. This was validated by numerous
material and spiritual blessings bestowed on the Town’s people for
the last 207 years.
During the revolutionary period, Sta. Rosa was instrumental in the
proclamation of Philippine Independence from Spain when it signed
the Act of Independence on June 12, 1898. Later on, the town’s local
revolutionaries fought alongside the forces of General PiodelPilar
during the short lived Filipino-American War. After being
briefly occupied by the Japanese during World War II, Santa Rosa was
liberated by members of the Filipino guerilla resistance movement on
February 5, 1945.
The City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, also known as the “Lion City of South
Luzon,” is widely known for being home to a famous amusement park.
Among the most popular
tourist attractions in Sta. Rosa is the Sta. Rosa Arc.
The original “Bantayang Bato”
was built in 1792, the year when Sta. Rosa was founded. After being
refitted, it is now near the marketplace and was designed after the
Arc de Triomphe in Champs Elysees, Paris, France.