Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Seal on KKK late-1896-to-early-1897 documents
“K.S.” probably stands for Kataastaasang Sangunian 
1896 - The Supreme Council of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), the secret society aiming to overthrow Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines, informs its members about a huge fire that  destroyed the houses of several Katipuneros in Manila, expressing belief that the enemies (colonial Spaniards) caused the fire and so agrees on publishing a pamphlet denouncing this act of arson; the KKK council (Kataastaasang Sanggunian) that has met at the house of the Physician General Pio Valenzuela in Manila also decides to produce a fund-raising stage show at the Teatro Colon on May 2-3 for the benefit of the members of the Katipunan affected by the fire; the conflagration, which occurred some eight miles away from the meeting place acros the Kawit bay,  even alarmed Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro who feared that his own house in Dulumbayan was among the hundreds of houses ravaged by fire; Bonifacio's wife, fellow Katipunera Gregoria de Jesus and his son christened Andres, were unharmed although the Supremo's son would still soon later die in infancy; the fire unfortunately also destroyed the book collection "Basahan ng Bayan" that the Katipuneros were assembling.

Raw Photo Credit: http://kasaysayan-kkk.info/gallery.selyos.htm

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