He helped publish the La Solidaridad, the organ of the Propaganda Movement. He was arrested and jailed at the outbreak of the Revolution.

He authored and read the Declaration of Philippine Independence at Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898.

He also served as Solicitor-General of the revolutionary government.

He contributed articles to the nationalist newspaper, La Independencia

Date of Birth: December 7, 1830
Place of Birth: Biñan, Laguna
Date of Death: December 4, 1903

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Learning Message:

Kung tagumpay ang layon mo, maging malikhain, disiplinado, at determinado. (If you want to succeed, be creative, disciplined, and determined to attain your goal.)

Madaling matamo ang tagumpay kung may pagkakaisa. (If there's unity, it is easy to succeed.)


In 1896, together with Pio del Pilar, he led a successful attack on the Spanish army in Talisay Batangas.

In October 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo placed him in command of the province of Albay. There, he established a republican government.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1857
Place of Birth: Silang, Cavite
Date of Death: July 14, 1933

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Learning Message:

Kailangan sa pagtatag ng isang bansa ang kooperasyon ng mga mamamayan ay isang mabuting pinuno. (The cooperation between the citizens and good leader is needed in establishing a nation.)

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