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APOLINAR VELEZ

During the Filipino-American War, he was the commander-in-chief of the west and southwest sector of the Philippines Revolutionary Army.

He organized Filipino volunteers to form the Maguindanao Battalion.

He led his group to victory in the Battle of Makahambus.

Date of Birth: 1865
Place of Birth: Cagayan de Misamis (now Cagayan de Oro), Misamis Oriental
Date of Death: October 21, 1939

Values Exhibited:
  Commitment
  Courage

Learning Message:

Kailangan sa pagtatanggol ng isang bansa ang kooperasyon ng mga mamamayan at isang mabuting pinuno. (Cooperation between the people and its leader is important in building a nation.)

Ang buong pusong pakikilahok ay kailangan upang matamo ang kalayaan. (Full commitment is needed to attain independence.)

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