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Today in Philippine History, July 18, 1875, Marina Dizon was born in Trozo in Manila

Marina Dizon   
Marina Dizon (Photo credit: http://www.oocities.org).   

On July 18, 1875, Marina Dizon y Bartolome, Heroine of the Philippine Revolution and one of the first women initiated into the Katipunan, was born in Trozo in Manila, to Jose Dizon, one of the thirteen revolutionary martyrs of Bagumbayan and Roberta Bartolome. She was barely eight months old when her mother died. Her aunt Josefa Dizon, Emilio Jacinto's mother took care of her.





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