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He was a civil engineer, trench builder and soldier.

He refused a lucrative position in a foreign company after his graduation and instead became the first Filipino professional to enlist in the ranks of the revolutionaries.

He built trenches and other defenses against the Spaniards in Bacoor, Binakayan, Cavite Viejo, Munting -ilog, Silang, Dasmariñas, Imus, Salitran, Lumang-bayan, and Noveleta, all in Cavite.

He died during battle at the Zapote Bridge in Bacoor, Cavite on February 17, 1897.

Date of Birth: February 24, 1862
Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, Manila
Date of Death: February 17, 1897

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Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilan sa pag-alay ng buhay sa bayan. (Nothing can be more noble than offering one's life to the country.)

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

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