Friday, June 24, 2011


Hen. Gregorio del Pilar y Sempio

1898 - Gregorio del Pilar y Sempio liberates the town of Bulakan, Bulakan province from  the Spanish forces during the second phase of the Philippine  Revolution against Spain; Filipino revolutionaries some weeks ago earlier scored major victories in the province,  capturing and taking the station in Bigaa, Bulacan, which was garrisoned by 24 men of the Spanish Infantry and Rural Guards and taking control of nine (9) other Bulacan towns; one of the youngest generals of the  Filipino forces, Gregorio del Pilar will soon be promoted  brigadier-general and will also be responsible for the  successful repulsion of the imperialist American invaders in  the Battle of Quingua (Plaridel) where American Col. John M.  Stotsenberg will die in April 1899 during the early phase of the Philippine-American War (1899-1914).

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