Thursday, April 28, 2011


1897 - Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, leader of the underground-society-turned-revolutionary government Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan fighting to liberate the Philippines from the Spanish colonizers, is shot, stabbed to the neck and seized, along with brother and some 20 others by Col.  Agapito Bonzon, alias "Yntong" and other men of Capitan Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy whose camp has earlier moved to seize the revolutionary leadership from the Supremo through the fraudulent Tejeros Convention; Bonifacio's wife, Gregorio de Jesus, would later be raped by Yntong  and the wounded Supremo himself and his surviving brother, Procopio (Ciriaco dies from gunshot wound in the head) would be forcibly brought to Naic, from barrio Limbon, near Indang, Cavite, imprisoned in a dark, cramp cell without visit, be subjected to kangaroo court martial, with his assigned "lawyer" Placido Martinez judging and condemning for trump-up charges of supposedly trying to assassinate Aguinaldo; on May 10, 1897, Bonifacio would be murdered-by-execution on Aguinaldo's orders in the latter's provincial turf in what future Prime Minister Apolinario Mabini y Maranan would describe as "the first victory of personal ambition over true patriotism."

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