Pascual Magbanua

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Pascual Magbanua (b. 1874 - d. December 1899) a native of Potolan, Iloilo, was a general in the Filipino-American war which strenghtened the defense line from Balantang to Jibaoan in Iloilo.


He was a brilliant student in Jaro seminary in Iloilo and later was sent to Manila to study at the University of Santo Tomas. In 1898, he joined the revolution and was given the rank brigadier general under Gen. Martin Delgado. Pascual was assigned as the commander of the artillery corps which fortified the defense line from Balantang to Jibao. At the age of 25, he died mysteriously. he and his men were said to have been ambushed by bandits. But rumors said that he might have been murdered by assasins hired by his enemies or by his fellow officers.




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