Bakit Siya Lumuluha
Bakit Siya Lumuluha (translation: Why she is crying) is a novel written by Maximino M. Garcia in 1907. It dwells on the relationship of a mother and her children during the Spanish Colonial Period.
Bakit Siya Lumuluha tells the story of a mother, Felipa, and her four sons. Set during the Spanish occupation, it tackles family themes while also dwelling on events during the Philippine revolution.
Felipa’s eldest son Ligurio joins the Katipunan, turning his back not only on the teaching profession but his family as well—his mother, brothers and wife Rosalina.
While his brothers continue their lives in town, Ligurio fights with his fellow revolutionaries and becomes a source of pride for his mother and wife. However, he is killed due to his brother Anselmo’s betrayal. It turns out that Anselmo accused his brother and other men of being subversives because of his lust for his sister-in-law Rosalina.