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“If you are a Tarlaqueno, you should visit the museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Aquino Center Museum

The Aquino Center Museum
Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, Luzon 2301, Philippines
45 985 0968
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Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Tarlac
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Tarlac,Philippines
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“If you are a Tarlaqueno, you should visit the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I ony got to appreciate the contribution made by Ninoy Aquino when I happen to visit the museum. You get to see the sacrifices and belongings of Ninoy during his lifetime. One Tarlaqueno will be proud how he has contributed to the freedom of the Filipinos and it he has made an impact in the Philippine history. Truly, A Pride of Tarlaqueno.

Visited May 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“For what”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A place for those who really do not know anything about this family. Jump around it, over it or anywhere. If your driver or guide suggest to you to go here change him. Better just use Google.

Visited May 2013
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Aquino Center has in-depth coverage of Ninoy Aquino's career and life, plus it has his bloodstained clothes that he wore when he was assassinated, a replica of his jail cell and also covers the People Power Revolution and the presidency of Corazon Aquino.
There is a second floor that contains only a collection of artworks based on Ninoy's life, and you can easily get lost in the center's many corridors which lead to conference rooms. The toilet is right outside the exit from the main exhibit on the ground floor. There is a tower you can climb from the reception counter, but the 6 flights of stairs to reach the top is definitely not worth the view. There is a building right across the covered courtyard from the reception counter, but also only contains artworks based on Ninoy's life. Also, bring something to fan yourself with because there is no air conditioning.
The admission fee is 100 Pesos per adult and 80 with presentation of student or senior card. It is about 20 minutes from the center of Tarlac City, and it is best to get there by taxi or tricycle.
If you are looking for a place to eat nearby, there is a park 1 block away on the MacArthur Highway that has a Jollibee and a Chowking.

Visited January 2014
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“Remembering Philippine History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The museum/center houses some memorabilia of the late Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino and Former President Corazon Aquino. A photo gallery is available depicting the life of Ninoy from his birth to his most shocking assasination. His cell when he was confined in Fort Bonifacio was also replicated. You can also see the clothes he's wearing when he was assasinated. Also, life of Cory from the day she stood to fight for freedom, awards given to her and her paintings.

Visited September 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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“Nice & History Rich Local Museum just south of Tarlac, Luzon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went here w/the Family on Saturday and was presented with a friendly Tour which was set up as a walk through of the years from Aquino's youth ambitions to early struggles and achievements right up to the History-Making Events of the edsa People Power Revolution which resulted from his assasination after imprisonment & exhile in america (then return). The Museum even features actual personal items from the famous Filipino and a re-created carbon copy of his prison cell featuring amenities such as weights, a bookshelf and even a typewriter and calendar documenting every important event (political or typhoon for example) during his time locked up. At the end you can see a perfectly restored VW Rabbit which was the aquino family car used in Boston, USA from '80 to '83 and later shipped over to the philippines. The museum was affordable, interesting, clean and friendly. Seemed obvious to me that it was documenting only the positive facts/propaganda that the aquino supporters & family would want you to see and the museum was a bit warm (no a/c although there are fans throughout that can be turned on during their presentation). All in all, a worthwhile Visit if you're heading through the area :)

Visited August 2013
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