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Novaliches hosts century-old Katipunan tree 06/10/2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Novaliches hosts century-old Katipunan tree

06/10/2012
A century-old Katipunan tree in Novaliches contains a 32-year-old marker that says: “This tree was a mute witness to historic events. This very site where it stands was once a wooded hill which was a staging area of the Katipuneros during the Philippine Revolution. Under this tree, the Katipuneros held meetings, treated their wounded. Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, was here on several occasions.”

The tree, a blackberry or duhat tree (scientific name eugenia Cumini), is about four kilometers away from La Mesa Dam and the old Barangay Pasong Putik (now Lagro) in Novaliches, where Melchora Aquino or Tandang Sora, the Grand Old Lady of the Revolution, was arrested by the Spaniards in August 1896 prior to her imprisonment at the Bilibid Prisons in Manila and eventual exile to Guam.

The place is also just five kilometers north of the heroine’s birthplace at the now renamed Barangay Tandang Sora, formerly called Gulod ng Banilad or Banlat, Novaliches..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120610met2.html

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