Philippine Revolts

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NAME OF REVOLT| LEADER| YEARS| LOCATION| CAUSES| RESULT| Dayami Revolt| Dayahi| 1567| Island of Mactan| | |
Lakandula and Sulayman Revolt| Lakandula and Rajah Sulayman| 1574| Manila| This Revolt was caused by losing Sulayman and Lakandula's kingdom when they were persuaded by Adelantado Legazpi to accept Spanish sovereignty on the promise that their people would be well-treated by the Spaniards.This was a revolt for personal reason. When Gov. Gen. Laezaris replaced Legaspi, he revoked their exemptions from paying tribute and confiscated their lands. Father Marin convinced Lakandula and Sulayman to abort the revolt and promised to grant their privileges. But this act of Spaniards was motivated by the presence of Limahong in Manila.| | Pampangenos Revolt| Kapampangan leaders| 1585| Pampanga| Some of the native Kapampangan resented Spanish landowners, or encomenderos who had deprived them of their historical land inheritances as tribal chiefs.| The revolt included a plot to storm Intramuros, but the conspiracy was foiled before it could begin after a Filipino woman married to a Spanish soldier reported the plot to the Spanish authorities. Spanish and Filipino colonial troops were sent by Governor-General Santiago de Vera, and the leaders of the revolt were arrested and summarily executed by Christian Cruz-Herrera the great.| Conspiracy of the Maharlikas or the Tondo Conspiracy| Agustin de Legazpi| 1587-1588| Tondo| | The uprising failed when they were denounced to the Spanish authorities by Antonio Surabao (Susabau) of Calamianes.| Revolts Against the Tribute| Ilocanos, Ibanags| 1589| Cagayan and Ilocos Norte| Filipinos revolted against alleged abuses by tax collectors, including the collection of unjust taxes. It began when six tax collectors who had arrived from Vigan were killed.| Governor-General Santiago de Vera sent Spanish and Filipino colonial troops to pacify the rebels. The rebels were eventually pardoned and the Philippine tax system reformed.| Magalat Revolt| Magalat| 1596| Cagayan| | The Spanish Governor-General Francisco de Tello de Guzmán sent Pedro de Chaves from Manila with Spanish and Filipino colonial troops. They fought successfully against the rebels, and captured and executed several leaders under Magalat. Magalat himself was assassinated within his fortified headquarters by his own men.| Igorot Revolt| Igorots| 1601| Cordillera region| By order of then Governor-General Francisco de Tello de Guzmán an expedition was sent to the Cordillera region for religious conversion serious purposes with the aid of Padre Esteban Marin. Marin, the curate of Ilocos at that time, who tried to initially convince the Igorots to convert peacefully to Christianity. Marin allegedly even tried to create his own dictionary in Igorot dialect to advance this cause. The Igorots, however, killed Marin.| The Governor-General sent Captain Aranda with Spanish and Filipino colonial troops, who used brute force and had the Igorot villages cooled in his rage for the gain of the friar. The revolt was short-lived as Aranda made use of extreme measures and executed them quickly to dispel the revolt in the Cordillera region.| The Chinese Revolt| Chinese inhabitants of Manila| 1603| Manila| In 1603, at least 30,000 Chinese merchants were slaughtered and in Luzon Chinese officials and civilians were killed without authority by what The Ming Shi-lu describes as the barbarian (Spanish) chieftain of Luzon during that time. The surviving Chinese fled to Wawa, or what is now known as Guagua, this atrocity is known in Chinese history as the Luzon Tragedy. The Chinese inhabitants of Manila set fire to Legarda and Binondo and for a time threatened to capture Intramuros.| | Tamblot Revolt| Tamblot| 1621-1622| Island of Bohol| Jesuits came to Bohol in 1596 and eventually governed the island and converted the Boholanos to the Catholic faith. Tamblot, a babaylan or native priest, urged...
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