Francisco Makabulos

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Francisco Makabulos (b. September 17,1871 - d. April 30,1922) was a leader of the revolt in Tarlac and was considered as the first patriot of the said province to join the Katipunan. General Emilio Aguinaldo appointed him as one of the brigadier generals of the Central Luzon area. He established the Central Executive Committee which later passed the Constitution of Makabulos.


He was born in La Paz, Tarlac and attended his early studies in a parish town school. Makabulos held various minor posts during the Spanish regime. In 1896, he was the organizer of the Katipunan in Tarlac, and engaged in numerous battles. His gallantry was rewarded when Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo promoted him to the rank of brigadier general. He was one of the co-signers of the Malolos Constitution and Pact of Biak-na-Bato. After Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was captured, he continued fighting the Americans and framed his own constitution called the Constitution of Makabulos. He realized that further fighting would be futile, and so, in June 1900, he surrendered to the Americans. Later became mayor of La Paz, Tarlac, and after his term in the public office, he returned to farming until his death at the age of 51.


  • Quirino, Carlos. Who's who in Philippine History. Manila: Tahanan Books, 1995.



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