The-First-Cry-of-the-Revolution - The First Cry of the Revolution In 1911 a monument to the Heroes of 1896 was erected in Balintawak where

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The First Cry of the Revolution In 1911, a monument to the Heroes of 1896 was erected in Balintawak where beginning in 1908, it was believed that the "First Cry" or the initial move of the Filipinos to befin the revolution for independence occurred there on August 26. However, the date and place of the event were later contradicted by different Katipunan personalities who claimed that they were there at the time. In 1963, the National Historical Commission (today's NHCP) decided that, following extensive research of primary resources, the First Cry of the Philippine Revolution of 1896 happened on August 23, 1896 at Pugad Lawin, now part of Project 8 in Quezon City. The controversy, however, persists, with historians and other personalities (especially the descendants of the Katipunero witnesses) claiming that the official date and place are wrong. Account of Dr. Pio Valenzuela The first place of refuge of Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Jacinto, Procopio Bonifacio, Teodoro Plata, Aguedo del Rosario, and myself was Balintawak, the first five arriving there on August 19, and I, on August 20, 1896. The first place where some 500 members of the Katipunan met on August 22, 1896 was the house and yard of Apolonio Samson at Kangkong. Aside from the persons mentioned above, among those who were there were Briccio Pantas, Alejandro Santiago, Ramon Bernardo, Apolonio Samson, and others. Here, views were only exchanged and no resolution was debated or adopted. It was at Pugad Lawin, in the house, store house and yard of Juan Ramos, son of Melchora Aquino, where over 1,000 members of the Katipunan met and carried out considerable debate and discussion on August 23, 1896. The discussions was whether or not the revolution against the Spanish government should be started on August 29, 1896. Only one man protested and fought against a war and that was Teodoro Plata. Besides the persons named aboved, among those present at this meeting were Enrique Cipriano, Alfonso Pacheco, Tomas Remigio, Sinforoso San Pedro, and others. After the

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