On October 28, 1898, he raised the cry for freedom in Dumangas, and liberated the Iloilo towns of Barotac Nuevo, Pototan, Passi, and Banate. He confiscated enemy arms, ammunition, and documents, then set the prisoners free.

Date of Birth: October 31, 1870
Place of Birth: Dumangas, Iloilo
Date of Death: January 24, 1917

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Learning Message:

Kailangan sa pagtatatag ng isang bansang malaya ang kooperasyon ng mga mamamayan at mabisang pamumuno. (In setting up a free nation, the cooperation of the citizens and effective leadership are needed.)


He was a member of the Katipunan. He was more popularly known as Leon Kilat.

He led a revolutionary group in Panay and Negros Islands.

He led the uprising April 1, 1898 in Cebu. He started the revolution in Cebu on April 3 (Tres de Abril Revolt). On April 7, Spanish reinforcements from Iloilo and Manila arrived in Cebu. The rebels fled into the mountains from where they waged guerrilla warfare.

Leon Kilat was stabbed to death by his aidede-camp, Apolinario (in some accounts, Reinaryo or Renario) Alcuitas on April 8, 1898.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1873
Place of Birth: Bacong, Negros Occidental
Date of Death: April 8, 1898

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Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilaan sa pag-alay ng buhay sa bayan. (Nothing is nobler than offering one's life to the country.)

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