Candido Iban

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Candido Iban (b. October 3,1863-d. March 23,1897) was the leader of the Katipunan in Panay and one of the Nineteen Martyrs of Aklan. In Australia, he and Francisco del Castillo won in a lottery, and upon their return to Manila, they joined the Katipunan where they donated their winnings. The money accumulated by Procopio and Andres Bonifacio from Iban and del Castillo were used for the setting up of a printing press which was used for the publication of Kartilya and Kalayaan of Katipunan.

Early Life

Received his early studies froma parochial school in his hometown. He was highly adventurous yong man, he traveled to Iloilo and then to Australia where he won the lottery and donated his money to the Katipunan.


He returned to his hometown and joined the local branch of the brotherhood. While he was on his way to Kalibo, he was seized and on the road and was jailed. His fellow Katipuneros learned about what had happened, they attempted to rescue him but they failed. All nineteen of them were kept in a black stonehole in Kalibo, they were all executed and shot at the back, all that still survived were bayoneted.


  • "Western Visayas: Candido Iban." Unsung Heroes of the Philippines Revolution - MSC Communications, Inc. (accessed on August 2, 2007)
  • Quirino, Carlos. Who's who in Philippine History. Manila: Tahanan Books, 1995.



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