MARTYRS OF THE BATTLE
OF BUD BAGSAK

Bud Bagsak is a mountain in Northern Jolo. There, hundreds of 500 Moro men, women, and children gathered and built a stone fort during the first months of 1913.

On June 11, the American military attacked. The Muslim led by their Nakil Amil bravely defended their fort, first with guns and bullets and knives and bolos. But, after four days, Bud Bagsak, along with every warrior, woman, and child, fell.

Date of Martyr's Death: June 15, 1913

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Commitment
  Unity

Learning Message:

Ang kalayaan ay higit na mahalaga kaysa sariling buhay. (Freedom is more important than one's life.)

Ang pagkakaisa ay kailangan upang makamit ang kalayaan. (Unity is needed to achieve freedom.)

MARTYRS OF THE BATTLE OF BUD DAJO


When the American military went to Jolo, a large group of Tausug families immediately defied their rule by refusing to pay taxes. The Tausug

The Americans, under Governor Leonard Wood, decided to attack their settlement. The battle lasted for three days in early 1906. At the end of the battle, more than 600 men, women, and children were killed.

Date of the Martyr's Death: March 7, 1906

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Unity
  Determination

Learning Message:

Ang page-aalay ng buhay ay ang pinakamataas na antas ng pagmamalasakit para sa bayan. (The highest form of concern for the country is sacrificing one's life for it.)

Ang pagkakaisa ay kailangan upang makamit ang kalayaan. (Unity is needed to achieve freedom.)


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