Timeline of the Philippine Revolution

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This is the timeline of the El Filibusterismo . It contains details before and after public of El Filibusterismo.



Before the Revolution

The Revolution


  • 24 August 1896 – Bonifacio and his men escape to the house of Melchora Aquino to evade the pursuing Spanish civil guards.
  • 28 August 1896 – Bonifacio issues a manifesto urging the Filipinos to take up arms against the Spaniards.
  • 29 August 1896 – Melchora Aquino was arrested by the Spaniards for aiding the revolutionaries.
  • 30 August 1896Battle of San Juan del Monte.
  • 30 August 1896 – Governor-General Blanco proclaims a state of war in eight rebel provinces, placing the provinces of Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija under martial law.
  • 30 August 1896 – Melchora is transferred to Bilibid Prison.
  • 31 August 1896 – Filipino revolutionaries led by Mariano Trias attacked the tribunal of San Francisco de Malabon.
  • 2 September 1896 – Filipino General Mariano Llanera took arms against the Spaniards in Nueva Ecija.
  • 2 September 1896 – Melchora was deported to Guam along with 171 Filipino deportees.
  • 4 September 1896 – Four revolutionaries are executed in Luneta.
  • 5 September 1896Battle of Imus.
  • 12 September 1896 – The 13 martyrs of Cavite are executed.
  • 16 September 1896 – Twenty-two prominent residents of Manila are imprisoned.
  • 1 October 1896 – The first reinforcements from Spain arrive in Manila.
  • 3 October 1896 – Rizal arrives in Barcelona.
  • 4 October 1896 – Rizal was incarcerated in Castelle de Montjuic. He was on his way to Cuba for a volunteer medical mission when he was imprisoned under the orders of Governor-General Eulogio Despujol
  • 6 October 1896 – Rizal was sent back to the Philippines as a prisoner.
  • 25 October 1896 – Governor-General Blanco included Zambales, Bataan and Sibugay provinces under the state of war.
  • 31 October 1896 – The Magdalo, a faction of the Katipunan was formed under the leadership of Baldomero Aguinaldo.
  • 3 November 1896 – Rizal was imprisoned in Fort Santiago.
  • 9 November 1896Battle of Binakayan-Dalahican.
  • 30 November 1896Julio Nakpil composes "Marangal na Dalit ng Katagalugan", meant to be the national anthem of the Tagalog Republic.
  • 13 December 1896 – Gen. Camilio de Polavieja replaces Ramon Blanco as the Governor-General of the Philippines.
  • 30 December 1896 – Rizal was executed in Luneta Park.
  • 31 December 1896 – Magdalo and Magdiwang factions of the Katipunan convene to resolve disputes over leadership.


  • 4 January 1897 – Eleven Bicolano martyrs are executed.
  • 11 January 1897 – The 13 martyrs of Bagumbayan are executed.
  • 14 January 1897 – Governor-General Polavieja begins his military campaign by capturing Parañaque.
  • 13 February 1897 – Gen. Jose Lachambre led 9, 277 troops to capture the towns of Silang, Dasmariñas, Imus, and Bacoor in Cavite.
  • 17 March 1897 – Katipunan leaders adopt a flag in Naic, Cavite.
  • 22 March 1897Tejeros Convention. Aguinaldo and Trias was elected as President and Vice-President.
  • 23 March 1897 – The 19 martyrs of Aklan are executed.
  • 15 April 1897 – President Aguinaldo orders the arrest of Bonifacio.
  • 15 April 1897 – Governor-General Polavieja resigns due to poor health.
  • 15 April 1897 – Bonifacio appoints Emilio Jacinto as the Commander in Chief of the rebel forces in the north.
  • 19 April 1897 – Bonifacio establishes another government independent from Aguinaldo's revolutionary government.
  • 23 April 1897 – General Camilo de Polavieja was replaced by the former governor-general of the Philippines.
  • 28 April 1897 – Andres Bonifacio was arrested along with his brother Procopio in Limbon, Indang, Cavite.
  • 29 April–4 May 1897 – The Bonifacio brothers are tried before the Council of War. They are pronounced guilty and sentenced to death.
  • 8 May 1897 – President Aguinaldo commutes the death sentence to banishment. However, he is forced to withdraw his original decision after he was pressured by Gen. Mariano Noriel and Gen. Pio del Pilar.
  • 10 May 1897 – The Bonifacio brothers are executed at Mt. Buntis, Maragondon, Cavite.
  • 17 May 1897 – Governor-General Rivera issues a general amnesty to those Filipinos who surrendered to the Spanish government.
  • 31 May 1897 – Aguinaldo establishes the Philippine republican government in Biak-na-Bato, San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan.
  • 2 July 1897 – Governor-General Rivera issues a decree requiring Filipinos to have a cedula.
  • 16 August 1897 – An earthquake hits Northern Luzon.
  • 28 October 1897 – Aguinaldo calls an assembly to discuss their course of action.
  • 1 November 1897 – The Constitution of Biak-na-Bato is signed.

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