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#26:  Author: y@m@kLocation: Mark Anthony Rivera Cadawas PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:21 am
Vice and others,

My interest in knowing how the Alfonso XII version looks like today is not in deciding which one is better -- I expect that both of them are pretty good anyway. Instead, I'd like to see:

1. how identical they really are -- since presumably the Tandang Ano's intent was to make the Paete version (the "twin") as close as possible to the prize-winning Alfonso XII version.

2. how they have stood up to the passage of time -- e.g., have the respective images' original encarnas been retained, and how have their widely different domiciles affected such preservation?

3. how the Alfonso XII version is dressed today -- and if photos are extant, how it was dressed when it won the international art competition at the Amsterdam Exposition in 1883.

These are some of the questions raised by members of Hermandad de la Sagrada Pasion de Jesus, an organization recognized by the Vatican, who attended the "Encuentro" Celebration in Paete last March.

Salamat po!

#27:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:03 pm

Thank you for clarifying your concerns. Will include them on my research.

Sa totoo lang, may kahirapan itong kaso ni Tandang Ano. Hindi naidokumento ng maganda ang kanyang original na Mater Dolorosa dahil siguro sa maraming bagay. Di tulad ng Spoliarium ni Juan Luna na bukod sa magandang kalalagayan sa buhay noon at nakapag aral ang pintor ay nandun siya mismo sa lugar ng paligsahan at naidokumento ng husto dahil na rin kina Jose Rizal na sa isang pagtitipon ng mga Pilipino doon ay nabigyan ng kaukulang pansin sa kadahilanang komo isang indio ay hindi naigawad ang Medal of Honor kay Juan Luna sa kanyang Spoliarium.

Marami na akong napagtanong tanungan din pero halos iisa ang kanilang sagot. Ang original na Mater Dolorosa ay hindi na naibalik kay Tandang Ano at hindi na rin naalaman pa kung anong nangyari dito.

Tulad mo, marami din akong katanungan. Kaya nga noong pasinayaan ang busto ni Tandang Ano noong nakaraang Sept 25, 2008 ay minabuti naming ang imbitahin ay mula sa HACO (History , Arts and Culture Office) at Tourism office ng Laguna Prov'l. Government upang makatulong sila sa paghanap ng nawawalang pahinang ito ng kasaysayan. Pinlano din namin na imbitahing una si Ambeth Ocampo ng NHI upang siyang maging pangunahing bisita noon sa suhestyon na rin ni Kon. Cosico ngunit dahil halos durut na rin ang naging preparasyon ay hindi kami pinalad na siya ay matiyempuhan. Nakausap din si Cecilia Guidote Alvarez ng NCCA ngunit siya ay nasa ibang bansa noong panahong yun kayat di uubra na maging panauhin natin dito sa Paete.

Sa tulong ng bawat isa, ako ay naniniwala at pasasaan baga yun at atin ding matitiyempuhan ang di pa makitang tala ng kasaysayan ukol sa original na Mater Dolorosa ni Tandang Ano.

Di mo man naitanong, yung sa first prize issue naman, okey lang sa akin na hindi na muna ito gamitin habang hindi pa nabibigyan ng linaw. Tutal tanggap naman ninuman yung iba pang naging kaganapan tulad ng Gold Medal at yung pagkilala ni Haring Alfonso XII ng Espanya.

Ang akin munang aasikasuhin ngayon ay yung sa kasaysayan ng replica kung ano ang mga naganap bago ito napunta sa mga Quesada. For record purposes lang po. At pag nakakita pa ako ng ibang ulat o articles ukol kay Tandang Ano ay i-post ko rin dito.

#28:  Author: paetechieLocation: kahit saan PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:23 pm

ako uli, took a while to get the answer from NHI kasi sira yung download section ng website nila sinumbong ko kay Prof. Ambeth

this is the one on their file on our kababayan:


Noted Religious Sculptor

Known for his realistic and detailed wood carvings, Mariano Madriñan hailed from
Paete, Laguna. At the time of his birth on September 26, 1858, the town was already famous for
its woodcarving industry.

At an early age, he was exposed to various sculptors making mostly religious images for
churches and private homes. Before he was 10, he himself displayed remarkable talent in the
craft. He improved his skills as a sculptor when he trained with Bonifacio Arevalo.

Arevalo (1850-1920), Madriñan’s contemporary was a prominent resident of Quiapo,
Manila. A dentist by profession, he was also a superb carver who supplied religious images to
various churches. Arevalo was known for works such as the ones depicting the Immaculate
Conception (La Purisima Concepcion) and Saint Raphael. He was also a patron of the arts,
having sponsored fellow sculptors and painters and supported a musical band which bore his
name. His generous assistance to Madriñan as a mentor and friend helped his colleague pursue
his calling as a sculptor.

In 1883, Madriñan sent one of his works, a Mater Dolorosa image, a sorrowful depiction
of the Virgin Mary after the crucifixion and burial of Christ, to the universal exposition in
Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The image won popular acclaim and earned for him a plaque of
recognition from King Alfonso of Spain.

Later, his friend Arevalo presented his own work, El Cristo de Velasquez (The Christ of
Velasquez) at the Exposicion Regional de Filipinas in 1895. A three-dimensional interpretation
of Velasquez’s painting, it won for Arevalo a gold medal.

In his later years, Madriñan continued making religious images and sculptures which
were praised for their detailed and life-like presentation.

He died on January 7, 1939.


Manuel, E. Arsenio. Dictionary of Philippine Biography Volume 1
. Quezon City: Filipiniana
Publications, 1955.

Tiongson, Nicanor, ed. Encyclopedia of Philippine Art Volume 4
. Manila: Cultural Center of the
Philippines, 1994.


i also requested for the file on Bonifacio Arevalo (another way to research for relatives or an art scholar)

there's another post coming up

#29: more from NHI thru Ambeth Ocampo Author: paetechieLocation: kahit saan PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:43 pm
below is the reply i got from NHI's Ambeth Ocampo. Seems the 1882 is a typographical error plus the claim on the medal of honor which is different from a gold medal. the book by Cornelio Africano, however, has an account on what happened to the medal.

I found a replica of the gold medal in the exposition on eBay here if you want to buy one Razz

it's sad that the event, the medal and the original mater was not well-documented. wala pa kasi masyado paparazzi that time. all the links i have about the exposition are in french or german and online translation need lots of improvement

probably the original is stashed away in a castle or museum in Spain

note also that the exposition focused on the colonies and trade that's why entries from the Philippines, a Spanish colony, were exhibited.

problem with the research is that we're now having more questions than answers Razz


22 October 2008

Greetings from the National Historical Institute!

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your e-mail dated 8 October 2008 requesting information on Mariano Madriñan's Mater Dolorosa.

Initial research revealed that after he won a gold medal in the Amsterdam Exposition in 1882 for his Mater Dolorosa (Sorrowful mother), King Alfonso XII of Spain awarded him a medal of honor and diploma. According to the book, Paete Bayang Masining, Bayang Pinoy by Cornelio T. Africano, Madriñan received the diploma while the medal was confiscated by the captain of the town before it could reach him. He never received the medal because he came from a colonized country and he was an indio. Later, he burned the diploma that he kept for quite some time in order not to remember the insult he experienced.

Further, it was not clear what had happened to the original statue that won the award. It was reported that it was given as a gift to the Spanish royal family, as was the practice during that time.




#30:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:32 am

Maraming salamat!!!

I really appreciate your contributions para sa kaliwanagan ng lahat.

Kung sakaling may mapansin kang muli o maidagdag pa sa aking posting o maging sa mga future postings para sa ikalilinaw nito ay welcome kong tatanggapin.

Muli, ang aking pasasalamat,
vice mutuk

#31:  Author: y@m@kLocation: Mark Anthony Rivera Cadawas PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:18 pm
Maraming salamat Vice Mutuk and Botits for the replies. Enlightening informations indeed, though we created more questions than answers, its always good to have "something" than nothing Very Happy

Vice, would you consider holding an exhibit of all the great pieces made by Tandang Ano in the future?

Botits, I bought a "replica" of that medal... Siguro maganda mayroon tayo kahit yun lang Smile

Regards to you both.

#32: Salamat Vice! Author: shiecabisidan PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:05 pm
Maraming salamat po sa pag post ninyo tugkol sa ating pambayang bayani, di na ako nangusumi mag open ng history books para maka gather ng data about our own hero. Ilalahathala ko po kase Gat. Madriñan sa aming newsletter."Ang Parola" ng IES. Thanks! Very Happy

#33:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:05 am
Parokya ng San Santiago Apostol
Paete, Laguna

Flores de Maria

Maikling Kwento ng
Mahal na Birhen de las Flores

Noong 1903, nagpunta sa bahay ni G. Mariano B. Madrinan o Tandang Ano ang Samahan ng mga kabinataan at kadalagahan dito sa bayan ng Paete na tinatawag noong 1903 hanggang sa kasalukuyan na Liwanag na Walang Katapusan.

Itinanong nila kay Tandang Ano ang dapat nilang ipagawang imahen ng Mahal na Birhen na gagamitin nila sa Flores de mayo. Tumugon si Tandang Ano sa samahan ng kabinataan at kadalagahan o Liwanag na Walang Katapusan, sa pamumuno ni G. Casiano Quesada, na meron siyang ginawang dalawang ulo ng imahen ng Mahal na Birhen ng Immaculada Concepcion na pagawa ng isang Kastila noong 1901 at ito ay hindi na binalikan dahil nagkaroon na ng digmaan ang Kastila at Amerikano dito sa Pilipinas. Na dahil sa labis na pagkamangha ni Tandang Ano sa ganda ng pagkagawa niya ng unang ulo ng imahen ay gumawa siya ng replica para kung sakaling bumalik ang Kastila na nagpapagawa sa kanya ay ang replica niyang ginawa ang siya niyang ibibigay, ngunit hindi na ito bumalik kaya nanatili na kay Tandang Ano ang dalawang ulo ng Birhen na ngayon ay may titulong Mahal na Birhen ng de las Flores. Ang replica ng mahal na birhen ay siya nating ginagamit sa pag aalay ng mga bulaklak araw araw, at ang orihinal na imahen ang siya namang ginagamit tuwing huling linggo ng Mayo kung saan natin ipinagdiriwang ang Flores de Maria.

#34:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:07 am
y@m@k wrote:

Vice, would you consider holding an exhibit of all the great pieces made by Tandang Ano in the future?



Salamat sa idea!!! Maganda yan!!!

vice mutuk

#35:  Author: paetechieLocation: kahit saan PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:41 am
y@m@k wrote:

Vice, would you consider holding an exhibit of all the great pieces made by Tandang Ano in the future?

tama yan. that's the way to do it. gather them in place, tell the world, and they will come...

btw, I found a website that details how the Amsterdam Exposition was organized, even sketches and maps of the place.

pwede siguro pa-blow up yung picture para sa exhibition at wala na copyright yun

#36:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:00 am

#37:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Note: Ang Kasuotan po ay Barong Tagalog/Filipiniana.

Pinakamaningning na Alagad ng Sining ng Laguna 2008

Pinakamaningning na Alagad ng Sining ng Laguna 2007;start=25

Pinakamaningning na Alagad ng Sining ng Laguna 2006

#38:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:41 pm
Pag gunita at pag aalay ng bulaklak para sa ika 151 Taong Kaarawan ng Pambayang Bayani

Born: September 25, 1858
Died: January 7, 1939

Septyembre 25, 2009 araw ng Biyernes ika 8 n.u.

Banda 15 - (Banda Kabataan)

Pagkatapao po ng programa ay magkakaroon ng tree planting ang mga empleyado ng munisipyo sa ating kabundukan.

Brgy. Ibaba del Sur

Brgy. Maytoong

Habang nag aalay po ng bulaklak ay tumutugtog ng Happy Birthday ang Banda Kabataan.
Gratis po ang kanilang pagtugtog.
Maraming Salamat po!

Brgy. Ermita

Brgy. Quinale

Brgy. Ilaya del Sur

Brgy. Ilaya del Norte

Brgy. Bagumbayan

Brgy. Bangkusay

Brgy. Ibaba del Norte

Paete Elem. School

Quinale Elem. School

Ibaba Elem. School

San Antonio Abad School

Liceo de Paete

Nativity Montessori School



Kwerpo ng Pulisya at Pamatay Sunog

Sangguniang Bayan

Municipal Employees


#39: Thank you for this celebrations Author: leeqLocation: Lee Quesada PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:40 am
sayang nasa LA ang Tita Amalia Fadul, direct apo ng
Tandang Ano, for her annual heart-pacemaker checkup.
kung nasa QCity sana siya seguradong nakaattend siya
dito. Tita Ella naman at Tita Madre ay retired na sa
Siena College sa Bulacan at both naka wheelchair na.

in behalf of these Quesada sisters who are the direct
grandchildren of Tandang Ano in their mother's family tree.. my beloved aunt Inang Banang (Estebana
Madrinan Quesada), i share the sense of belonging in
this celebration of the 150th anniversary of our Master Woodcarver!

Thank you all, the Barangays all look beautiful in their uniforms, the teachers, the students, Ka Noel tila inspired ka sa mga araw na ito Smile <joking> i luv your shirt, and to all the folks in Paete... last but not least Vice Mutuk! Mabuuhay!

#40:  Author: vermadLocation: Jersey City, NJ, USA PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:25 pm

Thanks for sharing the beatiful pictures.

#41: SEPTEMBER 25th CELEBRATION Author: mencheeqf PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:43 pm

CONGRATULATIONS on the First Celebration honoring Dada Mariano on his birthday, he who made known the town of Paete as the Carving Capital of the it happened, every year it's also my birthday!

Thanks Mayor Ka Noel and Vice Mutuk, and the Sangguniang Bayan. Mabuhay ang Paete...

Carmencita "Menchee" Quesada Fulgado, PhD
Great grand-daughter of Mariano Madrinan
Older of Two Daughters of Eliseo Madrinan Quesada

#42:  Author: lorem1982Location: cavite / calamba / paete PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:50 am
sadyang isa nga po syang bayani.. kahit bago sya pumanaw ay ipinakita nya ito sa kanyang mga salita..

"ang mamatay sa lupang sinilangan"

hats down po!!

#43:  Author: mutukLocation: Vice mayor Rojilyn Bagabaldo PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:57 am
Pag gunita at pag aalay ng bulaklak para sa ika 152 Taong Kaarawan ng Pambayang Bayani

Born: September 25, 1858
Died: January 7, 1939

Septyembre 24, 2010 araw ng Biyernes ika 8 n.u.

Bukas po ng gabi 8pm Sept. 25, araw ng Sabado, sa mismong kaarawan ay magkakaroon ng open jam ang mga kabataang mahilig sa musika bilang pagbibigay pugay sa ating Pambayang Bayani.

#44: mariano madrinan pambayan bayani Author: rey b PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:37 am
Vice, i caught the bug and starts searching and found royal family forum,you have to become a member,the info on AlfonsoX!! is detail and the administrator happens to live in Armsterdam so i give hime(e-mail) some info about the mater dolorosa and if Mr. Marengo replies i will let you know.Hopefully we will find her.

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Magandang balita yan.

Maraming salamat,

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