Special Sub-Topic: Emilio Jacinto: Young General Martyr
|When was Emilio Jacinto born?|
December 15, 1875. He was born in Manila in December 15, 1875. His father died as he was in his early years, so he had to be brought up by his widowed mother who worked as a midwife.
|Where in Manila was he born?|
Trozo. He was born in Trozo, Manila to a family with humble backgrounds. At this time, the Spaniards still ruled the Philippine Islands.
|In what university did he study Law?|
University of Santo Tomas. His uncle let him study at the San Juna Letran College for his undergraduate degree, then he studied in the U of Santo Tomas for the proper law studies.
|At what age did he join the Katipunan, the revolutionary movement against the Spanish government?|
19. His studies needed to be interrupted because working as a revolutionary in the Katipunan would require his full time and attention.
|What was the name of the newspaper of the Katipunan?|
Kalayaan. He was an editor of that newspaper. He was a very gifted writer and he put his talents to the test with the newspaper.
|What pen name did he use to write on the newspaper of the Katipunan?|
Dimasilaw. To avoid being caught creating the dissident newspaper, much less being an editor of it, he had to use the pen name above.
|He was very famous for writing a document for the Katipunan. What was the document?|
Kartilya. He wrote the Kartilya (alternate spelling Kartillya), which contained the rules and regulations of the Katipunan. It is basically a constitution.
|He was inspired by a poem of Dr. Jose Rizal, so, he created a poem called "A La Patria". Under what pen name did he write said poem?|
Dimas-Ilaw. Dr. Jose Rizal's poem "Mi Ultimo Adios" was the one that inspired Jacinto the most, and caused him to produce his own literary piece.
|In April 16, 1899, he was killed at Laguna. Where in Laguna was he killed?|
Majayjay. At the age of 24, he joined the Almighty in service for his country. It was said that he had held a good position uphill until natives who knew the way told the Americans the place where they could have a good fight with him. After he died, it was said that they stripped him of his clothes and the American soldiers mutilated his body. However, the general of the army buried him with full military honors.
|As Apolinario Mabini is called "The Sublime Paralytic", what was Emilio Jacinto's bestowed title?|
Brains of the Katipunan. As he wrote the Kartilya, made poems, managed the production of gunpowder and still managed to fight, he was called the Brains of the Katipunan.
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