Today in Philippine History, November 10, 1896, Candido Tria Tirona died in action during the Battle of Binakayan

Wednesday November 07, 2012 ()

On November 10, 1896, Candido Tria Tirona, revolutionary general and secretary of war in the Magdalo revolutionary council, died in action during the Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite.

The Battle of Binakayan was fought from November 9 to 11, 1896, where the forces of Ramon Blanco were decisively defeated. Aside from Tirona, Emilio Aguinaldo, the commanding general, Pio del Pilar, Vito Belarmino, Crispulo Aguinaldo, Baldomero Aguinaldo, and Pantaleon Garcia took part in the battle.

The Battle of Binakayan was the first decisive victory of the Emilio Aguinaldo-led Filipino revolutionaries over the Spaniards in Cavite.

Born on August 29, 1863, Candido Tria Tirona was the son of a wealthy couple, Estanislao Tria Tirona, and Juana Mata, both natives of Kawit, Cavite. Candido was studying at Manila when his father died, causing him to abandon his studies and attend to the extensive family properties.

Reference:
Pambansang Komisyong Pangkasaysayan


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