Post by pedroscollection on Apr 14, 2010 21:18:38 GMT -5
Great research again Paolo;
If you have time, pls. place what is the history of Leon Kilat, his battles, etc.... I don't even know him & I used to be educated by your researches...... Inspite you're an Italian - you're better in terms of Philippine History he-he. Grea Job!!!
Post by insurrectomad on Apr 19, 2010 19:43:16 GMT -5
A beautiful flag. I have a brief paragraph on P. Villegas from "Heroes of the Revolution", but nothing in depth about him. There must have been a few more personal/generals/regimental flags made which are still unknown to us I think. I believe a photo of Villegas exists also. Great work anyway! David
Post by thelegendthemyth on Jun 1, 2010 7:13:15 GMT -5
Is it true that inscriptions on Leon Kilat’s monument in Carcar, Cebu say that he was born on 1769 and died on 1893? The magical hero was 124 years old when he was assassinated! He was not a member of the Katipunan which was formed only sometime in 1896 (Pugad Lawin) nor was he a general. He wasn’t even a part of the Tres de Abril attack in 1898…Ask the old folks in Carcar.
He waged his own insurrections vs. the Spanish in Negros, Panay, and Cebu from 1799 to 1893 or for almost 100 years. From his original name of Pantaleon Cortes (born in San Fernando, Cebu to Francisco Santander Cortes and Margarita Belcina) he reappeared in Bacong, Negros and changed his name to Pantaleon Villegas). Conventional historical records say he was born on 1873 in Bacong, Negros (to Policarpio Villegas and Ursula Solde)and died at a young age of 25 on 1898.
Much like Zorro, the legend, Leon Kilat’s existence spanned 2 generations and confused many historians. His real amulet was responsible for his (almost immortal) incredible long-life. Could he be 2 persons, reincarnation of a hero to continue his fight against the Spanish oppressors?
That flag was donated to Kilat's family after his death, we have a picture of Kilat's sister with the flag and other relics of the hero, i discovered that the same flag was displayed by many people (veterans of the revolution) in different part of the Philippines so was a common flag of some veterans associations.... .
hi im just send a little bit story of my great grandfather i think he is the 3rd degree cousin of my grandmother ,,they are booth live in one town in San Miguel Bacong ,Negros Oriental...the town name it under thier Patron Saint San Miguel Archangel...so Pantaleon he was using the Spada,Boots ,cape, and shield for his anting-anting during on his figth. you cannot make him a gossip its because ,when discuss about leon kilat,,then suddenly he is in front of you.comming imediately..but he had a prayers for his fight..i think they are 2 of them his sister and pantanleon..they are not marreid..i think there land and house are donated by the goverment and have a one of the touritspot in bacong..and they have an association for pantanleon villegas known as Leon Kilat...my grandmother name is Carmen Briones Villegas Born in San Miguel ,Bacong Negros Oriental. so thats what i contribute a story of my greatgrandfather Pantanleon Villegas...
sincerly your, elizabeth baguio delmar
my mothe is the daughter of carmen briones villegas her name is Eleonora Villegas baguio. my grandmother is the nearest kin of pantanleon villegas.
Thank you for this forum. I have read a lot about Leon Kilat. Stories about his adventures and betrayal leading to his early demised filled my childhood memories though narrative stories from my ancestors were a little bit different from the books even his lineage.I have read that he was the only son of Policarpio. Whereas my greatgreat grandfather Claudio I was told was his brother. The names of their grandfather and their great grandfather and greatgreat grandfather I was familiar with.