|[pic] |General Emilio Aguinaldo | | |(1899-1964) | | | | | |He officially proclaimed the Philippine independence in Malolos, Bulacan, on January 23, 1899, with him as the | | |first president. It was the first republic in Asia. Born in Kawit, Cavite, on March 22, 1869. Died at the Veterans| | |Memorial Hospital, Quezon City, on February 6, 1964. |
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| |Dr. Jose P. Rizal | | |(1861-1896) | | | | | |The Philippines' national hero. Born in Calamba, Laguna, on June 19, 1861. Published his masterpiece Noli Me Tangere in Berlin(Germany) in 1887 and his second | | |novel El Filibusterismo in Ghent(Belgium) in 1891. His two novels stirred the conscience of his people. He contributed various literary works to La Solidaridad.| | |For his leadership in the reform movement and for his incendiary novels, Rizal was arrested and later killed by musketry in Bagumbayan, Manila, on December 30, | | |1896. His execution was the last straw for other Filipinos who called for a bloody revolution against Spain. |
| |Andres Bonifacio | | |(1863-1897) | | | | | |He founded the secret society, Katipunan, on July 7, 1892, to fight Spain. He was also president of the Tagalog republic from August 24, 1896 to May 10, 1897. | | |Born in Tondo, Manila, on November 30, 1863. He grew up in the slums and never knew the benefits of a prosperous life. He married Gregoria de Jesus in 1892. He | | |was killed on May 10, 1897, near Mount Buntis, Maragondon, Cavite. |
| |General Gregorio Del Pilar | | |(1875-1899) | | | | | |Hero of Tirad Pass. Born on November 14, 1875, in Bulacan, Bulacan. Died on December 2, 1899, in the battle of Tirad Pass, to enable Aguinaldo to escape from | | |the Americans. One of the youngest and bravest generals ever produced by the Philippines....
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