Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today in Philippine History: New Flag Flies in Victory in El Polvorin

MAY 31, 1898
Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s troops made their second victory against Spanish forces in a place called El Polvorin in Binakayan, a barrio in Kawit, Cavite. The Filipino Revolutionary Army attacked a Spanish detachment and captured 250 soldiers. The Philippine flag was unfurled on top of Polvorin while another flag was flying over the steeple of Bacoor Church. Aguinaldo used the flags for the international forces in Manila Bay to witness the victory of the Filipinos and the end of 300 years of Spanish rule. The Filipinos won more victories and more Spanish prisoners.    

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