Ananias Diokno

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Ananias Diokno (b. January 22, 1860 – d. November 2, 1922), known as the “General of the Seas,” was the only Tagalog revolutionary who fought the Spaniards in a full-scale military expedition to Visayas (particularly in Panay). A native of Taal, Batangas, he was the Secretary of War of the province in 1898 and proven himself great in several battles in the Batangas-Laguna-Tayabas (Quezon Province) region. He successfully defeated the Spaniards in Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo City. His leadership in the expedition to Visayas unified the said island groups with the Central Revolutionary Government of Emilio Aguinaldo. In 1901, Diokno was captured by the Americans at Mount Makawiwili, Aklan. After fifteen years, he had the opportunity to sit as the director of the Bureau of Agriculture, however, finding the position to be a form of disloyalty to his countrymen, refused to take the offer.


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