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FERNANDO GUIRNALDA

He wrote musical compositions and zarzuelas (operettes), and translated Spanish poems into Iloco. One day, Spanish civil guards arrested him, his father, and his brother, Francisco, for being Masons. They were brought to Manila, where they were tortured. After a year, they were released and allowed to return to Candon.

He recruited town leaders and informed a rebel army for an uprising against the Spaniards. In March 1896, he joined forces with Isabelo Abaya. Together, they attacked the Spanish quarters and killed the parish priest and an offer. When Spanish reinforcements arrived three days later, the rebels retreated to the mountains. After the losing battle, his brother were able to flee southward. they were caught and imprisoned in Tubao, La Union. But, again, they manage to escape.

Date of Birth: Around 1860
Place of Birth: Candon, Ilocos Sur
Date of Death: 1939

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Leadership
  Determination
  Love of the arts
  Culture consciousness

Learning Message:

Ang kultura ay salamin ng mga adhikain at pangarap ng isang lahi. (Culture mirrors the goals and dreams of a race.)

Ang sining ay isang behikulo sa pagpapalaganap ng pagmamahal sa bayan at sa mga mamamayan. (Art can serve as a vehicle for enhancing the development of love of country among the citizens.)

Kailangan tayong magsipag upang umasenso. (We have to be industrious to attain progress.)

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