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Trivia THE HISTORICAL RAPE OF THE LAKAMBINI OF KATIPUNAN

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by meowzkingz, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. THE HISTORICAL RAPE OF THE LAKAMBINI OF KATIPUNAN

    Rare Photo of Gregoria de Jesús

    This habitual "raping" of the heroic calendar coincides with the memory of an unproved rape in the tragic life of the founder of the Katipunan and father of the Philippine Revolution. When Bonifacio was arrested by Aguinaldo’s troops, in which he was stabbed by another hero, Colonel Paua, his wife Gregoria de Jesus (aka Lakambini) found herself under the tender mercies of a member of the arresting party.

    In her testimony at the trial of Andres Bonifacio, she said that the soldier tried to rape her. But since the record of the trial had missing pages, clearly showing that her whole testimony had been excised, it’s reasonable to assume that her account was much worse. (It may or may not be relevant, but accounts of her last days suggest a derangement that could have been caused by her harrowing experience.)

    FURTHER READING:

    "When Andres Bonifacio was arrested by Aguinaldo's men in the mountains of Cavite led by Col. Agapito Bonzon (or Yntong Bonzon), Yntong attempted to rape her on several occasions. (noted historian Ambeth Ocampo postulated in his book that Gregoria de Jesus was indeed raped if you read between the lines of the official transcripts of Bonifacio's trial)."
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