Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From the Introduction by Blas Ople:
History is replete with accounts of Filipino heroes and their high achievements some in greater detail than others. In the chronicles of epic battles fought by leaders of the Philippine revolution against Spain in 1896, the names of Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Antonio Luna and Gregorio del Pilar, among others, stand out brilliantly as the pillars of courage, nationalism and patriotism.
They were accolades of which they were most deserving.
There were a few insurgent leaders no less daring and heroic but about whom there was a scant mention in history books of their names and exploits in that crucial episode of our struggle for freedom and independence. One such revolutionary was General Mariano Llanera, Nueva Ecija's "greatest contribution to the Philippine revolution."