Thursday, May 7, 2009

Remembering OM Aglipay today, May 8, 2009

“The Iglesia Filipina Independiente was founded by the people of this country. It was a product of their initiative for liberation politically and socially. I was only one of the instruments of its expressions.”

The Most Rev’d Gregorio Labayan Aglipay
May 5, 1860 – September 1, 1940
The First Obispo Maximo, IFI

Born on: May 5, 1860 at batac, Ilocos Nort
Baptized on: May 8, 1860
Finished: Bachelor of Arts, University of Sto. Tomas in 1881
Graduated: Theology, Vigan Seminary, Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Ordained Priest in 1890
Founder: Liwanag Chapter, Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, Victoria, Tarlac, 1887
The only Priest delegate elected to the Malolos Congress in 1898
Appointed Military Vicar General of the Revolutionary Government of President Emilio Aguinaldo, 1898
Ecclesiastical Governor, Diocese of Nueva Segovia, 1898
The “Guerilla Padre” (1899-1900) leading the Filipino troops in the Ilocos Region against the American Invaders
A Leading figure in the struggle for political and religios independence of the country.
He died on September 1, 1940

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