Today in Philippine History, March 13, 1877, Leandro Fullon was born in Hamtik, Antique

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On March 13, 1877, General Leandro Fullon, a revolutionary leader and the liberator of Antique during the Philippine Revolution, was born in Hamtik, Antique.

Leandro Fullon   
(General Leandro Fullon)   

Before the Filipino-American War broke out, General Leandro Fullon was appointed by Emilio Aguinaldo as commanding general of all Filipino forces in the Visayas. On September 6, 1898 he left Cavite to head an expeditionary force to Panay Island arriving in Pandan, Antique Province on September 21, 1898 with 140 officers and 340 men.

Together with Generals Ananias Diokno (from Luzon) and Martin Delgado (from Iloilo), they led Filipino troops against Spanish forces under General Diego de los Rios.

General Fullon continued to struggle for freedom and independence during the Filipino-American War.

On March 22, 1901, General Fullon together with of his 180 men surrendered to Colonel Scott, in Antique. His forces were weakened due to heavy casualties.

After the civil government was organized, he was appointed Provincial Governor of Antique, a post that he held until his death on October 16, 1904.

A shrine in honor of General Fullon with his life size statue was erected by the Philippine National Historical Institute at the public plaza of San Jose, Antique, which is now, a revered historical landmark.


Reference: Philippine News Agency archives
Panay insurrection ended, The New York Times, March 23, 1901.


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