Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Negros Independence Unheard of?

A short-lived Negros government came to being sometime in November 1898. It was 106 years ago when this government was organized run by sugar barons. Not heard of it?

Aniceto Lacson and Nov. 5 marker in Silay
Aniceto Lacson and Nov. 5 marker in Silay
PH history tells that a group of hacienderos (sugar barons) and sugar merchants in historic Negros agreed themselves to fight against the Spanish civil and religious authorities in Negros.

These group of people in Negros didn't pay much attention on the revolt led by Tagalog Katipuneros sometime in August 23, 1896. It didn't want to go with them with their local counterpart here in Negros particularly in Bais, Valladolid, La Carlota and Isabela. Instead, they wanted to go with their own to revolt against the Spanish colonizers.

Two years later, however, these hacienderos thought over to join with the Negros revolutionaries. They had planned out on how to fight the Spanish military. This so-called Negros Revolution was led by Aniceto Lacson in Talisay and Juan Araneta in Bago.

Bago ang Silay Maps
Bago ang Silay Maps

The Battle Begins (cinco de Noviembre)

Rumors about the Visayas insurrection spread like a wild fire and prompted those Spanish friars to fled to Iloilo for safety. Attempt to foil the insurgency was made by a woman from Kabankalan Norte (now Eustaquio Lopez) who confessed to Father Tomas Cornago in Silay of planned revolt a day before the actual revolt. But it's too late for the Spanish authorities to take action. The battled started the following day in the morning.

In the fateful day of November 5, 1898, the Negros Revolution against the Spanish government based in Negros commenced. A rich sugarcane planter  Aniceto Lacson led the group of Silay City and Juan Araneta of Bago City with his group of a thousand bolo-men too heading towards the capitol.

Few lives caused the battle to end the battle in November 6.

It was noted that the Spanish military surrendered after seeing an array of guns and canons carried by the Negros Katipuneros. When in fact, these revolutionaries were deficient in arms and ammunitions to stage a lengthy war against the conquerors. They're cheated by a coconut midribs used as guns and an improvised bamboo mat rolled as a cannon painted with white by the ingenuity of the Negrosanon revolutionaries.


Negros Government Organized

In November 6, Isidro de Castro, Braulio Sanz, Manuel Abenza, Ramón Armada, Emilio Monasterio and Domingo Ureta as Spanish authorities surrendered and signed a document of evidence with the Negros revolutionary forces as well.

Ensued was the constiitution formed and ratified by 47 known Negrenses like Aniceto Lacson, Juan Araneta, Simeón Linárez, Antonio L. Jayme, Eusebio Luzuriaga, Nicolas Gólez, Agustín Amenabar, Rafael Ramos and Rosendo Lacson to mention the few. Then the Negros government was formed and it lasted for three months when the American forces landed in Negros in February 2, 1899.

As of this writing, the whole Negros Occidental province is observing a special public holiday to celebrate the 106th anniversary of Negros Independence from Spanish regime.

Image credits: en.wikipedia/wiki
Reference: Negros Revolution (en.wikipedia/wiki/negros_revolution)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Get the best test prep available today. If you are going to take the GED test soon. Take the GED Practice Test at and pass on your first take.
Then, think about your topic and your approach again and decide whether you still consider them worthwhile. Revise and edit your essay. When revising your essay, you should delete anything that does not relate to your basic argument. Essay Express Make sure that your essay is logical and clear and correct any grammatical errors. Keep in mind that during the editing process your main topic may evolve, and your arguments and supporting details may require reordering.
If you want to prepare for IELTS, you should visit this resource . It will help you secceed in IELTS.
garnering three prizes in different categories in rites held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City (Metro Manila) on Thursday night.
CT Airlink offers CT Limo Service to LaGuardia and CT Limo Service to Bradley Airport, JFK, LGA, Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), Manhattan, Boston Logan Airport and New York City. CT Airlink arrange Limousines for Limo Service in CT to JFK and CT Limo Service to and from Phelps Gate Yale University New Haven, Uconn, Storrs, Hartford, Greenwich, Danbury, Bethel, Southbury, Brookfield, New Milford, New Fairfield, Kent, Roxbury, Litchfield, Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Waterford.
satta matka
IMS memerikan pelayanan jasa sewa scaffolding yang berkualitas baik
online vendita di giocattoli in legno e tanti giochi creativi e didattici per i vostri bambini.
tanti nuovi prodotti per i vostri bambini giocattoli in legno piscinegonfiabili, bambole di stoffa e molto altro. Spedizione veloce
Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidhut Utapadan Nigam Limited UPRVUNL Are Recently Uploaded Answer Key for the Recruitment 2015 Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer Various Branch Those Candidates Are Enrolled with Recruitment Process and Appeared in the Writt sarkari results India Some Useful Important Links For Online Objection Click Here Download AE (T) Civil Answer Key Click Here Download JE (T) C & I Answer Key Click Here Download JE (T) Mechanical Click Here Download JE (T) (Electrical) Click Here Download JE (
Rhode Island Best Place to get your Drain Cleaning
It's quite fascinating to have Matryoshka Dolls (also called nesting dolls, stacking dolls, and babushka dolls) as part of your Folk Art collection. You can order a beautiful Matryoshka from our online store:
locksmith chesapeake va
Here You can Listen Radio Online Streaming Live
Read More About News, Trends and Ideas that matter most to Entrepreneurs Visit SnapMunk
Brazilian new start-up launches a new service to help students and schools to meet the Internet free of charge. Its founder believes it is possible to create an educational marketplace system with a Business freemium model . Veja aqui: escola educação infantil --The staging system is quite simple , the student fills out a short form , and starts receiving proposals from interested schools have him as a student . And for schools the process is the same , just fill out a registration.
satta matka tips
agen sbobet asia indonesia
agen Prediksi Bola online
For info on the best skin lightening cream on the market, visit
Multi Rip Saw Machine Wood Saw Machine Automatic Woodworking Machine
For yesil kahve çekirdegi check website to order best yesil kahve resmi satis sitesi.
PowerPoint presentations for K-12 Teachers and Students
Agen Sbobet Terpercaya