Tuesday, October 4, 2011


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 y Novicio 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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