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LICERIO GERONIMO

A Katipunero, he was with the group that attacked the San Juan del Monte gunpowder magazine on August 30, 1896.

He organized his own forces in Montalban, San Mateo, and Marikina. His forces served under Gen. Francisco Makabulos in San Rafael, Bulacan, and then under Gen. Mariano Llanera



during the military operations in the towns of San Miguel de Mayumo (Bulacan) and Cabanatuan (Nueva Ecija).

He was one of the Filipino leaders who fought in the battle of Mt. Purog in 1897 where a large Spanish war force was annihilated.

After the death of Andres Bonifacio in 1897, a Department Government of Central Luzon was created. In this assembley, Geronimo was designated as the Division General of the revolutionary army for Rizal province.

During the Filipino-American War, he was appointed by Gen. Antonio Luna as commanding generalof the third military zone of Manila. In the battle of San Mateo on December 19, 1899, Gen. Henry W. Lawton and 13 American officers were killed by General Geronimo's forces.

On July 12m 1900, he was named by Gen. Mariano Trias as jefe superior of the fused second and third zones of Manila. A month later, he took command of the district of Morong.

Date of Birth: August 27, 1855
Place of Birth: Sampaloc, Manila
Date of Death: January 16, 1924

Values Exhibited:
  Nationalism
  Leadership
  Commitment

Learning Message:

Ang bansa ay pinatitibay ng pagkakaisa ng mga mamamayan. (Unity strengthens the nation.)

Kung tagumpay ang layon mo, maging malikhain, at determinado. (If you want to succeed, be creative, discipline, and determined.)

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