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PANTALEON VILLEGAS

He was a member of the Katipunan. He was more popularly known as Leon Kilat.

He led a revolutionary group in Panay and Negros Islands.

He led the uprising April 1, 1898 in Cebu. He started the revolution in Cebu on April 3 (Tres de Abril Revolt). On April 7, Spanish reinforcements from Iloilo and Manila arrived in Cebu. The rebels fled into the mountains from where they waged guerrilla warfare.

Leon Kilat was stabbed to death by his aidede-camp, Apolinario (in some accounts, Reinaryo or Renario) Alcuitas on April 8, 1898.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1873
Place of Birth: Bacong, Negros Occidental
Date of Death: April 8, 1898

Values Exhibited:
  Nationalism
  Leadership
  Courage

Learning Message:

Wala nang hihigit pang kadakilaan sa pag-alay ng buhay sa bayan. (Nothing is nobler than offering one's life to the country.)

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