Hero of the Philippine Revolution
Padre Jose Ma. Burgos
Padre Jose Ma. Burgos studied in San Juan de Letran. He sought equal treatment for browns and whites. He was busy seeking reforms when the Cavite Revolt broke out in 1872.
Padre Burgos was suspected to be one of those inciting the people to revolt. On February 15, 1872, during a secret trial, three Filipino priests were sentenced to die at the gallows.
The three priests, Fathers Gomez, Burgos and Zamora were executed at the gallows in Bagumbayan on February 28, 1872. The three martyred priests were collectively called the GOMBURZA.
Excerpts from Talambuhay ng mga Bayani
by Rene Alba
The GOMBURZA priests were executed in Bagumbayan in 1872, and buried in an unknown location at the Paco Cemetery.
This Centennial year, bones believed to be the missing bones of the Gomburza martyrs were accidentally found at the Paco Park Cemetery by the Manila City Engineers Office.
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