At 16, he was accused of a plot to kill the parish priest who collected expensive church fees from the people.

He established Katipunan chapters in Bulacan.

He was among the revolutionaries who left their homes in Bulacan and brought their respective families to the forest when the revolution began.

He headed the 6,000-strong Filipino army that marched in the parade at the inauguration of the Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899. He was also one of the revolutionary leaders who fought the Americans.

Date of Birth: April 10, 1866
Place of Birth: Matimbo, Malolos, Bulacan
Date of Death: December 5, 1928

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Learning Message:

Ang pagpapahalaga sa demokrasyang pamunuan ay mabisang gabay sa pagtamo ng pandaigdig na kapayapaan. (Recognizing the importance of a democratic leadership is an effective guideline for achieving global peace.)

Ang paghahangad ng kalayaan ay isang karapatdapat na adhikain. (The pursuit of freedom is a worthwhile goal.)


He secretly established Katipunan branches in many areas in Morong and Bulacan.

He helped Emilio Jacinto establish the Katipunan paper, Kalayaan, using stolen types from the Diario de Manila.

He was chosen to see Jose Rizal in Dapitan to Convince the latter to support the revolution. To fool authorities, he was accomplished by a blind man who pretended to be a patient of Dr. Rizal

Date of Birth: July 11, 1869
Place of Birth: Polo, Bulacan
Date of Death: April 6, 1956

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Learning Message:

Mahalaga sa pambansang katatagan ang ating pangangalaga sa makatarungang adhikain at kalayaan. (A just cause and liberty are important to our national strength.)

Ang komunikasyon ay mabisang instrumento sa pagkakamit ng pagkakaunawaan at pagkakaisa. (Communication is an effective instrument in achieving understanding and unity.)

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