Monday, October 4, 2010


Francisco V. Roman, freedom-fighter
1899 - Future Filipino freedom fighter and hero of the Battle of Caloocan, Francisco V.  Roman is born in Alcala, Cagayan to a Filipina mother,  Pelagia Velasquez, and Spanish father, Jose Roman; the first cousin of Rafael and Jose Palma , Roman will  volunteer  for colonial Spain in the cavalry during the Philippine Revolution but at the advent of the Filipino-American  War (1899-1914), will fight for the sovereignty of the Philippines from the Bald Eagle invaders, serving under, and dying with, Gen. Antonio Luna upon the latter's assassination by their compatriots from the Kawit company upon orders of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

1863 - Francisco V. Osorio, a Chinese mestizo who  would become one of the "Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite"  during the Spanish colonial rule, is born in Cavite City  to Petrona Reyes and Antonio Osorio; a Chinese  meztizo, Osorio will be implicated in the Philippine  Revolution following his active membership in the  secret revolutionary  society-turned-revolutionary-government Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang  Bayan (KKK) and a testimony naming him as one of the  leaders of a planned uprising in Cavite; Osorio will be  executed by firing squad along with 12 others in Fort  San Felipe.

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