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He imbided his nationalistic ideas from his uncle, Valentin Diaz, a founder of Katipunan. He was imprisoned after refusing to kiss the hand of a friar during welcome party in his hometown.

He joined the Katipunan in 1893. Leading a group of volunteers, he protected the town during the Revolution from looters masquerading as Katipuneros. He captured Mangaldan and Dagupan in Pangasinan from the Spaniards. He was put in charge of revolutionary forces in central Pangasinan by Emilio Aguinaldo.

Date of Birth: July 21, 1870
Place of Birth: St. Barbara, Pangasinan
Date of Death: December 28, 1941

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