MARCH 23, 1863
Mariano Ponce (March 23, 1863 - May 23, 1918) was born in Baliuag, Bulacan. A doctor and a writer, he joined Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Graciano Lopez Jaena, and other Filipino patriots in the crusade for reforms. He co-founded La Solidaridad with Lopez Jaena in Barcelona on February 12, 1889. He wrote using the pseudonyms Naning, Kalipulako and Tigbalang. He was also one of the founders of Asociacion Hispano-Filipino.