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1896 in the Philippines

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1896 in the Philippines
Decades:  1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s

1896 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1896.



  • Governor-General: Ramón Blanco y Erenas (until December 13), Camilo de Polavieja (starting December 13)
  • Events

  • August 23 – Andres Bonifacio, along with his Katipuneros (Filipino revolutionaries), tore their cedulas at the Cry of Pugad Lawin.
  • August 25 – The revolutionaries were attacked by a unit of the Spanish Guardia Civil.
  • August 30 – Around 800 revolutionaries led by Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto attacked San Juan del Monte and achieved short victory until Spanish reinforcements arrived and dispersed the rebels. Upon learning of the battle, Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas placed eight provinces under martial law.
  • November 9-11 – Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas with more than 6,000 soldiers attacked the revolutionaries under Emilio Aguinaldo, resulting to the simultaneous Battle of Binakayan and Battle of Dalahican. It was the first major Filipino victory during the Philippine Revolution.
  • December 30 – Jose Rizal was executed in Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park)
  • Births

  • July 3 - Jose Cojuangco, former Representative of the First District of Tarlac (d. 1976)
  • October 7 - Paulino Alcántara, international footballer (d. 1964)
  • Deaths

  • December 30 - José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines (b. 1861)
  • References

    1896 in the Philippines Wikipedia