Today in Philippine History, April 10, 1866, Isidoro Torres was born in Malolos, Bulacan

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General Isidoro Torres in 1898   
General Isidoro Torres in 1898   
On April 10, 1866, General Isidoro Torres, a scion of prominent families in Bulacan who established many Katipunan chapters, was born in Malolos, Bulacan.

Better known as "Matang Lawin" in the revolutionary circle, Torres, along with other Katipuneros, organized a group called Sangguniang Lalawigang Balangay Apoy, a local chapter of the Katipunan in Bulacan.

He engaged in numerous battles and attained the rank of colonel when fighting raged around Biak-na-Bato.

In June 1897, General Emilio Aguinaldo appointed him Brigadier General upon the organization of military departmental zones in Central Luzon at Mt. Puray.

Upon resumption of hostilities against the Spanish government in the Philippines in 1898, he was again in the battlefields. Together with General Licerio Geronimo, they captured Macabebe, Pampanga on July 3, 1898.

Today in Philippine History, April 10, 1866, Isidoro Torres was born in Malolos, Bulacan

During the inauguration of the Philippine Republic on January 23, 1899, Torres headed the 6,000-man strong Filipino Army that marched in the parade.

He also joined in the battles against the Americans.

After the war ended, he left for abroad with his wife, but returned in 1903 to settle permanently in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija.

For two years, he served as peace justice in the town, after which he became a municipal councilor and later a member of the Philippine Assembly.

He died on December 5, 1928 at the age of 62.

Reference: Philippine News Agency


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