Today, on February 28, 1847 (Philippines):
Mr. Roman Ongpin, supporter of the Katipuneros (Kataas taasan, Kagalang galangang, Katipunan Ng Mga Anak Ng Bayan or the “Highest and Most Honorable Society of the Children of the Nation”) during the 1896 uprising against Spain, was born in Binondo (the oldest Chinatown in the world), Manila. He was a rich Chinese businessman who provided food, money, and provided meeting places in support of the Filipino independence movement. He was nicknamed, “Lieutenant of the Half-breeds of Binondo.”
He continued to fight for independence even after the United States occupied the Philippines (1898-1946). He died on December 10, 1912 (65) and a statue was placed at Binondo Church on a street named after him.
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(My picture from my recent trip to the Philippines!)
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