Base from my documents, it apperars that Macapagals position as commander and commissioner of morong was only temporary. Gen. Geronimo was appointed as Division General of the revolutionary army in Mt. Puray san mateo montalban on Nov. 28, 1898. This would make him(Macapagal)under the command and disposal of a much superior authority.
This is also the same on the case of Lt. Col. Montenegro and Col. Hermogenes "Bara" Bautista of the Tercera Zona. After the rapture of the fil-am war, Gen. Geronimo was appointed by the revolutionary congress as commander of the Tercera Zona and with this, it make them(Lt. Col. Montenegro and Col. Hermogenes "Bara" Bautista)under the command and disposal of their superior officer the commander of the Tercera Zona Gen. Licerio Geronimo.
Because of his capabilities and his stirring victories, Gen. Geronimo was named by Gen. Mariano Trias on July 12, 1900 jefe superior of the fused segunda and tercera zona of manila. after a month, he was ordered by Trias to take command of the district of Morong and marinduque.
Post by insurrectomad on Apr 30, 2009 22:10:12 GMT -5
Thanks, Macky, for clearing that up. I had thought that was the case but is nice to get confirmation. My new house which is now half built is just a street away from the new Montenegro Sub-division in Angeles. Alas 10 months after the opening ceremonies in which some reenactors took part, I believe.
I believe its possible that someone else (like Macapagal) COULD have been appointed chief of the Morong District since Licerio Geronimo did not immediately rejoin Aguinaldo in 1898. It is worth noting that upon Aguinaldo's return to the Philippines, Licerio Geronimo was serving the Spanish volunteer militia.
Gen. Licerio Geronimo was appointed chief of the "Third Zone of Manila" by Gen. Antonio Luna. This third zone comprised Mariquina, San Mateo, Montalban, Novaliches, and other areas northeast of Manila.
Gen. Pio del Pilar was appointed chief of the "Second Zone of Manila" by Luna. The second zone comprised Pasig and other areas south and southeast of Manila (including the Morong District). Upon Pio del Pilar's capture by the Americans in mid-1900, Gen Geronimo was appointed chief of the combined 3rd and 2nd zones by Gen. Mariano Trias.
Post by insurrectomad on May 10, 2009 0:28:28 GMT -5
Thanks Richard, for pointing out the time overlap when Geronimo was in command of the Spanish vol. militia. The other thing is I have only read of one personal quote of Geronimo; that of his conversation with Lawton's Widow, when he explained to her that it was his duty to kill her husband, when making his apology for her situation. Are there any other remarks or statements made by Geronimo that are on record? It would be nice to know a little more of his character.
I am not aware of any other printed remarks or statements made by Heneral Serio. However a description of him can be found in page 359 of the book entitled: "The World by Felix Roxas":
"General Licerio Geronimo, who was recently honored in Montalban, his hometown, was one of the persons whom I admired the most at that time when, as a Constabulary officer in charge, he used to bring bandits to prison. He was short, rather broad, and used to chew betel nut; he was a man of few words, but active in the rapidity of his actions whenever necessary. His name and the memory of his deeds have become a part of our history."
If you happen to be in the Rodriguez (Montalban) area, may I suggest that you seek out Mr. Eddie Ocampo - a grandson of Gen. Geronimo. He is well-known in the area and lives around the town center. I am confident that he has the info that you need. Cheers!
Post by insurrectomad on May 11, 2009 5:51:19 GMT -5
I will go to manila tomorrow but not sure I have time to visit & see Eddy Ocampo. i will tel. him though as I plan to sketch the Photo Of Geronimo at The Gateway Museum near Gen. Trias Town in Cavite the next day. I hope to meet the BNK Group in the evening of Tues. at Murphy's Pub in Markati. Thanks Richard for the "Roxas" info. David