Severino de las Alas

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Severino de las Alas (b. January 8,1851-d. November 4,1918) was one of the signatories in the Biak-na-Bato Constitution. He was also appointed director of the interior of the Malolos Republic.

Early Life/Education

Severino, was native of Indang, Cavite, where he took his early studies. During his secondary study, studied at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, studied law at the University of the Philippines but did not continue, but chose to teach instead. He was the founder of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Indang, Cavite.

Katipunero

In 1896, during the revolution, he entered the Katipunan and was known as Di-Kilala. Eventhough he was a Katipunero he was in favor of peaceful revolution and exerted effort in the unification of the two factions of the brotherhood. Andres Bonifacio, had an assembly in Naic, Cavite, 1897, he was elected Director of Grace and Justice. Later joined the staff of Emilio Aguinaldo as Director of Interior under the Malolos Constitution. He surrendered to the Americans together with Gen. Mariano Trias and Ladislao Diwa, thinking that raging war against the American will be hopeless. They surrendered in Santa Cruz de Malabon now known as Tanza, Cavite, 1901. Severino, became the elected municipal president twice, later ran for governor but lost to Gen. Tomas Mascardo.

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Reference

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

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