SIMEON GONZALEZ

He serves a military commander of Mindanao under General Aguinaldo during the revolution.

His family suffered great loss. His younger brother, Florencio, was captured and executed by the Spaniards in 1899. He and another brother, Wenceslao, were captured, but they escaped soon after.

He was preparing the Surigaonous in 1899 for the coming war with the Americans when he was executed, together with his father and brother, by men of rival rebel leader.

Date of Birth: Unrecorded
Place of Birth: Unrecorded
Date of Death: April 4, 1899

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Determination
  Commitment

Learning Message:

Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilaan kaysa pag-aalay ng buhay sa bayan. (There is nothing more noble than offering one's life to the country.)

Ang buong pusong pakikilahok ay kailangan upang matamo ang kalayaan. (Commitment is needed to attain freedom.)

WENCESLAO GONZALEZ

He sent secret Katipunan messages from Manila to his family in Surigao, to spread the ideals of the Revolution.

His father, Juan, and brothers Simon and Florencio, joined him in the struggle for independence. He and his brothers were captured and imprisoned, but while he Simon were able to escape, Florencio was executed.

He was the first to raise the Philippine flag in Mindanao.

He was preparing for war with America, when he was executed, along with his father and Simeon, in Surigao.

Date of Birth: Unrecorded
Place of Birth: Unrecorded
Date of Death: April 4, 1899

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Commitment
  Determination

Learning Message:

Ang buong loob na pakikilahok ay kailangan upang matamo ang kalayaan. (Commitment to a cause is needed to attain freedom.)

Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilaan kaysa pag-alay ng buhay para sa bayan. (Nothing can equal the nobility of offering one's life for the country.)


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