Julián Felipe is the composer of the Philippines national anthem Lupang Hinirang. He was born in Cavite City, Cavite on January 28, 1861. A dedicated music teacher and composer, he was appointed by Emilio Aguinaldo as Director of the National Band of the First Philippine Republic. He died in Manila on October 2, 1944.
A bust of Felipe can be found in Cavite City located near San Sebastian College - Recoletos de Cavite.
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