Friday, February 24, 2012


1862 - Filipino revolutionary General Edilberto T. Evangelista, is born in Santa Cruz, Manila during the Spanish colonial times; a civil engineering graduate from Belgium's University of Ghent, he would be responsible for ably directing all the entrenchment and defense works of the Filipino revolutionaries during the initial phase of the Philippine Revolution of 1896, thus giving the Spanish colonial forces considerable trouble in many battles; Evangelista will heroically perish during a battle defending the Sapote river in Cavite on February 17, 1897; in December 1896, Evangelista will suggest to Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, Supremo of the underground-society-turned-revolutionary government Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), that the revolutionary body adopt a constitution but his proposal will be rejected on grounds that the draft he would be presenting is largely plagiarized from the Spanish Maura Law.

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