Friday, June 17, 2011


Gen. Manuel Tinio y Bundoc
1877 - Birth of Manuel Tinio y Bundoc, the youngest Filipino general in the Philippine Revolution against Spain and the Philippine-American War  (1899-1914) ; Tinio will join the secret-society-turned-revolutionary-government Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan under Gen. Mariano Llanera in 1896 soon after studying at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran; he would prove to be a rather effective military leader, launching a number of successful attacks and  battles or skirmishes against the Spaniards; Tinio would be named a Brigadier General with the establishment of the "Gobierno Departamental de las Siete Provincias en el Centro de Luzon" and would join the revolutionary leaders agreeable to the late 1897 Pact of Biak-na-Bato that forged a truce with the enemy Spaniards; during the second phase of the Philippine Revolution, he will eventually assume the second-in-command over the first zone of Nueva Ecija Tinio; during the Fil-Am War,  Brig. Gen. Tinio will figure in the effective guerilla ambush tactic against the imperialist American invaders in the roads and strategic locations in the Ilocos region, which he will appraise as follows:
I have endeavored to propagate and implant here the society of the Katipunan which has produced surprising results. I have prepared the spirit of the inhabitants so that aside from inculcating in them the fecund germ of the high ideals of liberty, they have come to show implacable hatred towards the invader, passion which some citizens, armed with only bolos have manifested to the Americans who dared to travel from their detachment.”

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1 comment:

Ned said...

This brave and honorable Filipino hero lived and died for the liberation of his people.

To his constituents, he was literally the "Father of the Masses". He took care of the poor and the homeless and gave them their own land to toil and roof over their heads.

Thank you General Tinio! Your love for the Filipinos will not be forgotten.