Laureano Guevara: Founder of Marikina Shoe Industry
Laureano Guevara, known as the “Founder of the Marikina Shoe Industry,” was born 162 years ago today. Born on July 4, 1851, he introduced shoe making in Marikina when he opened his own shop in 1881. At the time of his death on Dec. 30, 1891, there were already 15 household shoe factories in Marikina. Also known as “Capitan Moy,” he also served as capitan municipal in the city. A historical marker honoring him as the “pioneer of the shoe-making industry in Marikina” was installed at his birthplace in 1970. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
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