Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Diego Silang

MAY 28, 1763
Diego Silang (December 16, 1730 – May 28, 1763), the revolutionary leader of Ilocos was assassinated by his friend Miguel Vicos and Pedro Becbec who were paid by the magistrate of the Royal Audencia, Simon de Anda. Silang led a revolt against Spain with the aim to establish an independent Ilocano nation and an end to Spanish rule. He conspired with the British after they invaded Manila and overthrew the Spanish government. The British installed him as governor of Ilocos. After his death, his wife Gabriela continued the Ilocos revolution.

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