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Gregorio H. del Pilar

General Gregorio H. Del Pilar was born in Bulacan, Bulacan, on November 14, 1875. He went to Manila to pursue his studies. His uncles Deodato Arellano and Marcelo H. Del Pilar thought him lessons of patriotism and courage.

He served as messenger to his uncle's anti-colonial activities and he is the distributor of the writings and publications of his uncle Marcelo del Pilar. This helped him gained friends from his fellow-students in Manila. General Del Pilar is a Katipunero who joined the revolution happened in August 1896.

 
Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal or Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, the pride of Malayan race, was born on June 19, 1861. He was the 7th child of Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonzo y Quintos. Mercado family belongs to the middle class of the society who lived in Calamba, Laguna. He studied at Ateneo Municipal de Manila then he went to Madrid, Spain to take up Doctor of Medicine.

 
 


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