Thursday, November 17, 2011


Gen-en-Geje Martin T. Delgado

1898 - A provisional Revolutionary Government of the Visayas is inaugurated in Santa Barbara, Iloilo in a  major island in the Philippines more than five months  after the acknowledged central revolutionary  government of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared  Independence from colonial Spain but less than three  months prior to the Filipino American War (1899-1914); the nucleus of the Visayan provisional  revolutionary government was the revolutionary Comite Central Revolucionario de Visayas that was formed in March that year by patriots from Iloilo province and who did not want to recognize the supremacy of Gen. Aguinaldo's government; the Gen-en-Gefe is Gen. Martin T. Delgado as the Visayan revolutionary government's  offices are Roque Lopez, President; Vicente  Franco, Vice-President and Secretary of the Interior;  Venancio Concepcion, Secretary of Finance; Ramon  AvanceƱa, Secretary of State; Jovito Yusay, Secretary  of Justice; Julio Hernandez, Secretary of War; and  Fernando Salas, General Secretary; despite the non-recognition of the Aguinaldo government, the same Philippine Republic flag is raised in the inauguration, the tricolor having been sewn from a replica of the flag sewn by Marcella Agoncillo in Hong Kong. 

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