Simeon Ola

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Simeon Ola (b. September 2, 1865 - d. February 14, 1952) a native of Guinobatan, Albay was a Katipunero who launched guerrilla raids on American-occupied towns in Albay until his capture on September 5, 1903. He joined the Katipunan in 1896 and was known as one Bicol's revolutionary leaders.

Life

He joined the the local branch of the Katipunan in his hometown province of Albay and later became the leader. With the help of a parish priest he was able to acquire arms to support his men. Promoted to the rank of captain after the battle of Camalig in Albay, 1898 and again promoted to the rank of major after a daring ambush mission that led to the capture of three Americans. He was also the leader of the subsequent valiant attacks on Albay towns namely, Oas, Ligao and Jovellar. He later surrendered in condition that his men would be granted amnesty, he was put on trial and was proven guilty of sedition and was sentenced to thirty years inprisonment. In 1904, he was given a pardon and returned to his place of birth and became the municipal president. The regional police command in Legaspi City was name after Him.


Reference

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

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