140 A Long Mesa Altar in the Baliuag Style ("Sheraton")

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PROVENANCE The Bernardo O. Dagala family, Navotas, RizalThe Dagalas were a political family from Navotas town in Rizal.Don Bernardo O. Dagala became President of the Municipalityof Malabon from 1903–05, succeeding Canuto Celestino whowas a signatory to General Emilio Aguinaldo’s Declaration ofIndependence on 12 June 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. Dagala wascredited for the final separation of Navotas from Malabonduring the American regime by virtue of Proclamation 142 in1906. According to family lore, Dagala was much respected byfellow Navotenos and even his Chief of Police Vicente Santoswould courteously open office and residential entrances and cardoors for him. Don Bernardo O Dagala and his wife had daughtersbut no sons, so from his direct line, the surname Dagala diedout, but not his descendants.
Baliuag, Bulacan
1890 – 1910
golden narra wood (stained dark)
carabao bone inlay
37 1/2" x 81 3/4" x 24 1/2" (95 cm x 206 cm x 62 cm)