Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today of Philippine History: Cry of Paminitan

APRIL 12, 1895
Katipunan leader Andres Bonifacio (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) along with Emilio Jacinto, Aurelio Tolentino, Guillermo Masangkay and other Katipuneros went to the mountains of San Mateo and Montalban. A Good Friday, they came across Paminitan cave in Montalban,  Distrito de Morong (Rodriguez, Rizal) and went inside to hold an initiation rite for new members. Bonifacio then wrote on the walls “Viva la Independencia Filipina” and this came to be known as the Cry of Paminitan or The First Cry for Freedom.

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