1896 - Some five months before the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, the Supreme Council of the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), appoints a committee tasked with negotiating the purchase of arms and ammunition from
Japan; the Katipunan is a secret society aimed at liberating the
Southeast Asian archipelago from the yoke of over 300 years of Spanish
colonization; the Katipunan committee members were Jose Dizon, Mariano Crisostomo, and Jose Ma. Basa, and Emilio Jacinto, described as the 'soul of the Katipunan'
by no less than Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro for his immense
contributions to the philosophy (and tactics) of the revolutionary
society; by August of the same year, the KKK, after premature discovery of its existance by the colonial authorities, will transform itself into a revolutionary government with Bonifacio as President of the islands and launch the valiant Himagsikan against Spanish misrule.