Thursday, March 1, 2012


Katipunan Seal signed with blood

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.

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