Jose Maria Panganiban's Monument is a bronze statue (9 ft. tall) erected in honor of Jose Maria Panganiban. The monument stands right in front of the Jose Panganiban Municipal Hall and contains the remains of the martyr, which have been laid below it, inside the center of the monument’s base.
Jose Ma. Panganiban y Enverga (February 1, 1863 - August 19, 1890) was a Filipino Propagandist in Spain and a hero dubbed as the “Avenger of Filipino Honor”, who was born in Mambulao (former name of the Municipality of Jose Panganiban). His life was tragically cut short, an event that caused great mourning in the Filipino community in Madrid. He wrote articles for La Solidaridad, under the pen names "Jomapa" and "J.M.P."
How to get there
The monument is located in the town of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte. You can go to the province either by plane or by bus.
Camarines Norte is about six hours drive from Manila through lush forests and picturesque seascapes. Leave Manila before dawn and eat a sumptuous breakfast of native dishes in nipa huts along the highway. Drop by fruit vendors along the way and savor the place's most delectable fruit - the piña. Before noon, you'll be in Daet, the capital, in time for business or pleasure. You can ride a bus from different bus companies like Amihan, Superlines, and PhilTranco in terminals located in Pasay and Cubao.
Camarines Norte can also be reached by air through the Pili Airport in Camarines Sur. Airline companies like Zest Air, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have routes from Manila to Pili, Camarines Sur. From the airport, you can take a bus or a cab to Daet via Naga City, Camarines Sur's capital and home to Bicol's Patroness - Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia.