Monday, August 29, 2011


 1896 - The Katipuneros, Filipino revolutionaries led by its Supremo, Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, starts the general uprising against Spain midnight of this day, a Saturday, with its first offensive attacking an isolated colonial garrison in Luzon island during the opening phase of the Philippine Revolution; despite the arrests, cruel torture, and/or incarceration of suspected revolutionaries, including Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora) who is arrested and jailed at Bilibid Prison for giving aid to the Katipuneros, the flame of revolution would swiftly engulf nearby towns, with Spanish Governor-General Blanco declaring the state of war and martial law  in eight provinces; the offensive came a day after Bonifacio issued a manifesto setting the date as the beginning of the general uprising, five days after the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan the underground organization batting for complete separation from colonial Spain, was hastily transformed into a revolutionary national government following its discovery through a traitor, Teodor Patino, who told of its existence to his sister nun; three days earlier, Bonifacio hoisted the glorious Katipunan flag in Balintawak and four days earlier, led the Katipuneros in successfully repelling the outnumbered Spaniards in the first encounter of the Himagsikan in Caloocan near the barn of Tandang Sora where they were temporarily headquartered.

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