Monday, January 24, 2011


Fr. Jacinto R. Zamora
1868 - Future Filipino priest and martyr patriot Jacinto Zamora y del Rosario, along with eight other student leaders, lead a student demonstration demanding that the newly appointed Mayor be removed during the Spanish colonial times; Zamora would be punished with two months of confinement in his quarters, an experience that would not mute his aspirations to voice out what he deems wrong in the clergy; in his future advocacy of reform, particularly against discrimination of Filipinos in the clergy, and the secularization of the church, Zamora and fellow native priests Jose G. Burgos and Mariano G. Gomez would be falsely implicated in the 1872 Cavite Mutiny and be executed by garrote on February 17, 1872. 

Gen. Francisco Makabulos y Soliman
1897 - "The Cry of Tarlac" is raised in Tarlac, signaling the spread of the Philippine Revolution in the Central Luzon province, five months after  revolutionary leader Andres C. Bonifacio led the first major offensive in the Filipinos' fight for independence from Spanish colonial rule; the emergence and spread of revolutionary flame in the province is attributed to then local official Francisco Makabulos y Soliman who formed a chapter of the underground- society-turned-revolutionary- government Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang  Bayan (KKK) in La Paz town in 1895 and established KKK branches in the towns of Paniqui, Tarlac, Concepcion, and Victoria with the help of Valentin Diaz, co-founder of the Katipunan; Makabulos is one of the first to rally to Generalissimo Bonifacio's call to end Spanish rule  in the Philippines, attacking and capturing La Paz on this day; Makabulos would later be appointed by Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo as one of the brigadier generals of the Central Luzon area but, in disagreement with the Pact of Biak na Bato, would establish the Makabulos Revolutionary Committee that would pass the Constitution of Makabulos.

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