If expenses for travel need to be withdrawn from the coffers of the Katipunan

If expenses for travel need to be withdrawn from the

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If expenses for travel need to be withdrawn from the coffers of the Katipunan, will hand over the required amount to the chief as ordered, and will also provide any other necessities and give a true and honest reckoning of the expenditure or expenses incurred. Head of the Army 40. Receives orders from the chief in charge of the Katipunan and puts them into effect immediately without delay. Will get funds from the coffers of the Katipunan every month and be responsible for distributing the full amount to their men. Must not neglect to ensure that their men are trained to obey orders from above. Rules for all The two members at the base of each triangle will report on their activities to the third member, who in turn will pass information on to his leader, and so on until it reaches the top. This will also be the procedure to be followed for sending contributions to the head. It will likewise be the way to proceed when orders need to be passed down from above, or communications from the Secretary need to be filtered down to the base. Absolute secrecy must be maintained in relation to the plans, deeds and commands of the chiefs of the Katipunan. These must not be disclosed even to parents, brothers and sisters, children, spouses and other loved ones and partners in life, no matter what the temptation, because the Katipunan will deal harshly with every violation of this order. Anything that is the subject of discord, any case concerning property or wealth, must not be brought before any court outside the Katipunan. Everything will be judged and resolved by their Katipunan. 1892-1895 Center, Appointment, September 2, 1892 Center ( Ubod ) Appointment of Restituto Javier as representative of the Katipunan in Mindanao, September 2, 1892 Source: Photographs of the original document in the collection of Emmanuel Encarnacion. I am most grateful to Mr Encarnacion for sharing the document, and to Rosabella Fernandez for the photographs. Apart from the founding statements and statutes, this appointment is the earliest Katipunan document yet found. At this time the society’s highest organ was not yet known as the Supreme Council, but simply as the Center (“Ubod”). The three-page document is written in cipher, and was penned by Andres Bonifacio. The document authorizes Restituto Javier (“Mangahas”) to organize Katipunan triangles in Mindanao. Javier has accepted his assignment under oath and signed the paper in his own blood, witnessed by four of the Katipunan’s initial inner circle: Teodoro Plata (“Pangligtas”) as kinatawan or representative; Ladislao Diwa (“Baliti”) as fiscal; Andres Bonifacio (“Maypagasa”) as secretary; and Valentin Diaz (“Walangulat”) as councilor. Plata’s designation as kinatawan , placed directly below the title “ Ang Nangungulo ” (The President), might indicate that he signed the
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appointment on behalf of the president, Deodato Arellano, who for some reason was not present.
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