Pascual V. Ledesma

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Pascual V. Ledesma (b. May 17, 1843 - d. June 6, 1917) a native of himalayan, Negros, was a leader of the revolution and the first Officer-In-Command of the Philippine Navy. He started as a Captain in a merchant ship in 1863, then joined the Katipunan" in 1894 and helped in propagating the virtues and beliefs in Manila and the neighboring provinces. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, assinged him as the chief of the naval merchant and marine services with the rank of Commanding General, 1899-1901. He spend his time in Japan, China and Indochina and went back in 1905. He was one of the founder of the "Lapiang Nacionalista" and "Samahan ng mga Beterano ng himagsikan."


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  • "National Historical Institute. Historical Markers: Regions V-XII. Manila: National Historical Institute, 1993.

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