PASCUAL MAGBANUA

He staged guerrilla attacks against the Americans during the Filipino-American war and strengthened the defense line from Balantang to Jibaoan in Iloilo. At 25, he died mysteriously. He and his group were said to have been ambushed by a band of bandits, but many believed that he murdered by assassins hired by his enemies.

Date of Birth: 1874
Place of Birth: Pototan, Iloilo
Date of Death: December 1899

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Determination
  Commitment

Learning Message:

Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan. (The youth are the hope of the nation.)




TERESA MAGBANUA

She was an excellent horserider and sharpshooter. These skills and self-confidence made her a leader.

This sister of General Pascual Magbanua fought many battles against Spain and became the first woman General in the Visayas.



She led a large group of men in the Battle of Barrio Yoting, Capiz in early December 1898. She outfought the Spanish troops at the Battle of Sapong Hills near Sara.

She suffered greatly from the early death of General Pascual and Elias Magbanua, at the hands of traitors.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1868
Place of Birth: Pototan, Iloilo
Date of Death: August 1947

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Leadership
  Resourcefulness
  Commitment
  Determination

Learning Message:

Mahalaga ang tatag ng loob sa panahon ng digmaan o kapayapaan. (Determination is important in times of war or peace.)

Ang batang kinalinga ng pamilyang mapagmahal at may tiwala sa sarili ay magiging matagumpay. (A child reared by a loving family and who has self-confidence will become successful.)

Ang kalagayan ng bansa sa isang panahon ay lumilikha ng natatanging kalipunan ng mga bayani. (The situation in a country at a particular time creates its own breed of heroes and heroines.)


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