Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Mural of Andres Malong Revolt
1660 - The first cry of Filipino  rebellion is raised by Andres Malong, a  native staff officer in the Spanish  forces, in Pangasinan about a century  into the Spanish colonization of the Southeast Asian archipelago and on the  very day that a volcano is discovered in  Lingayen, this province; Malong's revolt  targeted only the colonial government officials and not the friars who early on considered the natives as siblings and because Malong himself firmly believed in Christianity; the revolt of Malong that would rage until 1661, unfortunately, would be quelled with the help of  Filipino conscripts from the provinces of Pampanga, Zambales, and even from Pangasinan itself.

1875 - Future Filipino revolutionary  Emilio Jacinto y Dizon, the so-called  "Brains of the Katipunan" (secret- society-turned-revolutionary-government   Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan), is born in Tondo,  Manila; Jacinto would become secretary, fiscal, and a military leader, editor of Kalayaan, the newspaper of the  Katipunan and confidante of the Supremo Andres Bonfacio y de Castro during the  Philippine Revolution against Spain; Jacinto would join the Katipunan while still a pre-law student at the University of Santo Tomas, and would go on to occupy several posts, including being elected as fiscal or No. 2 official in the Supreme Council of the Katipunan, KKK's Secretary,  and a military leader, with being Commanding General of the Northern District of Manila as his last position following the Supremo's appointment of him on April 15, 1897; following the power grab against, and the criminal assassination-cum-execution, of Bonifacio by the camp of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo, Jacinto would remain loyal to his brotherly comrade Bonifacio, turning down the latter's invitation that he serve in the new revolutionary government; Jacinto will continue to lead Katipuneros to fight the enemy Spaniards and also the imperialist Bald Eagle forces during the subsequent Filipino-American War (1899-1914)  independent from the soldiers under Aguinaldo; Punong Hukbo Jacinto will die from malaria in the hills of Magdalena, Laguna.

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