Thursday, August 26, 2010


1898 - Filipino revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio unfurls the flag of the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) in Balintawak, a day after he led the Katipuneros in repelling the colonial Spanish forces during the first skirmish of the Philippine Revolution, and two days after the National Assembly transformed the Katipunan into a national government with democratically elected officials leading the nation and the revolutionary army; the Katipunan a week earlier was an underground movement aiming to unite the country and gain independence from Spain by means of a revolution until it was discovered by the colonial authorities through a friar who broke his vow of (confessional) silence. 

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