NAZARIA LAGOS

She allowed the use of her house as a secret meeting place of the revolutionary leaders of Iloilo. Her family's hacienda at Angaro was also used as a food and supply depot of the rebels. Her father supervised the depot.

She helped build a hospital for the rebels by providing bamboo bed, chairs, tables, shelves, cabinets, and clothing materials. She cared for the wounded and sick Filipino soldiers even after she lost two of her children during a smallpox epidemic. The Red Cross helped her by soliciting food and clothes.

She sewed the Philippine flag that was raised in the Dueñas town square on June 12, 1899, the first anniversary of the proclamation of independence.

She was also known as Florence Nightingale of Panay.



Date of Birth: August 28, 1851
Place of Birth: Dueñas, Iloilo
Date of Death: January 27, 1945

Values Exhibited:
  Determination
  Commitment
  Resourcefulness
  Love of country

Learning Message:

Kailangan sa pagtatag ng isang bansang malaya ang kooperasyon ng mamamayan at mabisang pinuno. (The cooperation of the citizens and effective leadership are needed in setting up a free country.)

Ang pagmamalasakit sa kapakanan ng kapwa ay katumbas na rin ng pagmamahal sa sarili at Lumikha. (Concern for one's fellow beings is the same as love for self and for the Creator.)


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