(SPOT.ph) Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, president of the First Republic of the Philippines, and Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, weren't exactly BFFs despite both being at the forefront of the Philippine revolution. We've read about it in history books, got proof from sepia-toned letters acquired by museums and galleries, and seen it in documentaries. In September, Ayala Museum made this bit of our history more interesting when it launched Diorama Virtual Reality Experience: Emergence of the Filipino Nation, where people can watch the controversial Aguinaldo-Bonifacio feud in virtual reality—and we can see it for free today, November 30.
This free access to Ayala Museum's dioramas and virtual reality (VR) exhibit is in celebration of the 155th birth anniversary of Bonifacio. The 10-minute video clip, which you can watch through the Google Cardboard VR, features the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the Tejeros Convention, the Trial and Execution of Andres Bonifacio, and the Declaration of Philippine Independence. Also on display—for free—is the VR feature of Jose Rizal's execution in Bagumbayan.
The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit Ayala Museum's website.