Saturday, May 22, 2010

22 MAY

1867 - Julio Nakpil, Filipino patriot, revolutionary, musician, and composer who will become the second husband of Gregoria de Jesus following the murder-by-execution of Supremo Andres Bonifacio, founder/leader of the revolutionary Katipunan movement,  is born in Quiapo, Manila during the Spanish colonial period; Nakpil, who will be a member of Jose Rizal's La Liga Filipina and, subsequently, become Katipunan's Minister of National Development (fomento), will compose patriotic musical pieces, including Pasig Pantaynin (1897) and Kabanatuan (1903) in honor of Gen. Antonio Luna.

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