Posts Tagged ‘Katipunan’

Election-related Violence in the Philippines

Do you know that:
March 22, 1897, at the Tejeros Convention in Cavite, Gat. Andres Bonifacio was elected as Director of the Interior. When he was being proclaimed, a member of the Magdaló faction of the Katipunan stood up and protested saying the position is an exalted one and only a lawyer should hold. Gat. Andres Bonifacio was hurt and felt insulted. It was agreed upon that whoever got elected was to be respected. Bonifacio demanded Tirona to retract what he said, but instead of apologizing, he left the scene. Bonifacio drew his pistol and was about to shoot Tirona when Artemio Ricarte intervened and prevented what could have been a blood bath.

That is one of the oldest, if not, the first election related violence in the Philippine annals.

 
  
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