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SANCHO VALENZUELA

He owned a wrope-making business along the banks of Pasig River in Bacood, Sta. Mesa. There, after work, he and his workers secretly made bolos, iron-typed spears, and sharpened bamboo lances in preparation for the revolution. They also gathered stones at the riverbank to use later as "missiles."

He led 100 men in attacking the police barracks at Sampaloc, But they met a bigger Spanish force in Sta. Mesa and in the unsuing battle, he lost many of his men and was wounded. Despite the situation, he managed to help carry the dead and wounded back to his home.

He was arrested in his home. Before his wife and son, he was hit with a rifle butt and pushed down the stairs. Five days later, he and three companions were martyred at Bagumbayan.

Date of Birth: Not recorded
Place of Birth: Bulacan
Date of Death: September 4, 1896

Values Exhibited:
  Patriotism
  Courage
  Leadership
  Commitment

Learning Message:

Ang pagpapahalaga sa maka-demokrasyang pamunuan ay mabisang gabay sa pagkamit ng pandaigdig na kapayapaan. (Giving due importance to a democratic leadership is an effective guideline in achieving world peace.)

Wala nang hihigit pang katunayan sa pagmamahal ng bayan kaysa ang pag-aalay ng buhay para dito. (There is no greater proof of love of country than offering one's life on it.)

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