December 2, 1899

The General has given me a Platoon of available men and has ordered me to defend this pass. I am aware what a difficult task has been given to me. Nevertheless, I feel that this is the most glorious moment of my life. I am doing everything for my beloved country. There is no greater..

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February 2-10, 1897

We proceeded to the caves of Montalban, making our way over enormous white rocks bathed with crystalline waters coming from a spring which sang along its way. We saw small fishes playing on the river. We entered the cave carrying torches. We failed to reach the farthest end of the cave because of its distance...

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January 14-31, 1897

A lamentable accident. Our respected leader Dimabungo (Eusebio Roque) was betrayed by his own men. For that reason, we immediately returned to our hometown. Our conscience did not permit us to still remain in that place among those so-called brothers. On the 13th we stayed at the riverbank, near Pitpitan, to recover our strength. We..

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January 11-13, 1897

We went to Angat because we received word that the town would be attacked, but such did not happen. There we found reinforcements of 200 men coming from Santa Maria. Later, we went to Layang-Layang, which was totally burned by the Spaniards. At dawn the next day, we proceeded to Bustos, where we captured Captain..

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January 2-10, 1897

In this barrio of M. (Manantal) my brother, my brother-in-law and I saw each other again. I don't know where my other comrades had sought refuge. On this day the Spaniards burned Pulong Gubat and Santol (Bigaa). We went to Kakaron. I saw Maestro Sebio and the other comrades. At dawn we proceeded to Garay..

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January 4, 1897

Very early in the mornings I go to the springs to watch the river flow. An enchanting sight indeed! And I ask the river the fate of my parents, and of my brothers and sisters whom I left behind, and whose memories I keep. But --the rivulet mute at last-- answers me not, with nothing..

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January 1, 1897

At dawn today we received word that the enemy was going to attack us. It is hardly necessary to say that we immediately prepared ourselves for the attack. The sun had hardly risen when we saw at the distance a seemingly endless line of enemy troops coming from San Rafael, placing themselves on the left..

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