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La Liga Filipina

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CHAPTER 15
LA LIGA & EXILE IN DAPITAN (1892-1896)

Rizal arrived in Manila with his sister Lucia on June 26, 1892 on board the steamer, Don Juan. They stated at the “Hotel Oriente” in Binondo, their room is facing the Binondo Church. He started his campaign for his family and for La Liga Filipina. He went to Gov. Gen. Evlogio Despujol, whom met him by several times, for pardon for his father, brother & brother’s in law. On the night of his arrival, he met with Apolinario Mabini, Andres nBonifacio, Ambrocio Salvador, Timoteo Paez, Pedro Serrano Laktaw, Deodato Arellano & other Patriots to discuss about La Liga Filipina. He visited some provinces odf the North like Malolos, Bulacan, San Fernando Pampanga and Bacolod. He was invited to dinners & talked to Filipinos. But for the Spanish Officials, his travels were interpreted as attempts to agitate the people against the Spanish Government on July 3, 1892, he founded the La Liga Filipina in the house of Doroteo Onjvco at Ilaya St., in Tondo, Manila.

President- Ambrosio Salvador
Fiscal- Agustin Dela Rosa
Treasurer- Bonifacio Arevallo
Secretary- Deodato Arellano (brother in law of Marcelo H. Del Pilar.
Rizal was summoned by Gov. Evlogio Despujol to Malacanang were found in Lucia’s pillows by inspectors when they arrived from Hong Kong. Printed on these handbills were anti-friar articles like Pobres Frailes (Poor Friars) supposedly authored by Fr. Jacinto and printed by Imprenta de los Amigos in Manila. The Spanish authorities concluded that this written by Jose Rizal. Suddenly, Gov. Gen. Despujol ordered his arrest and detention at Fort Santiago & was exiled to the southern part of the Philippines.

On July 14, 1892, under heavy guard & shrouded with secrecy, he boarded the steamer Cebu and reached Dapitan on the 17th of July. He was handed by the Cebu’s captain, Capt. Ricardo Carnicero (politico-military government of Dapitan).

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