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Transcript of Caraga Revolt
It all started with the arrival of the Spanish at the east coast of Mindanao, and the construction of stone-fortifications or forts in Tandag (city in Surigao).
For the subjugation of the
southern and western coasts
, the Spaniards recruited
in the Caraga region.
Upon return to the east coast...
The Caragans contacted the
Moros of Cotabato and Jolo
to ask for their help, promising their vassalage and
paying of tributes.
Spaniards at Cotabato
They told their fellowmen at Surigao about the pact made by the Caragans and the Moros.
A new fort commander emerged:
Captain Pedro Bautista
, and decided to place the
The rebels sneaked into
at night, and had a
drunken feast for three days
Davao, Surigao and Agusan
Recoletos Friars started the evangelization in the Caraga Region.
After seeing that the
in their attempts to
subdue the Muslim rebels
, who were only
few in numbers
, the Caraga natives
lost their respect
for the Spaniards.
was reached, and the Moros would arrive to aid the Caragans with
a strong armada.
In the meantime, the Caragans themselves
began the rebellion
killing some Spaniards
, including the
They had interest in
eliminating the fortress
in Tandag by surveying it closely.
secret making of boats
all over the island was
not very discreet
because of it's
The Spanish saw this...
that it only added to the
of the Caragans toward the Spaniards.
(chaplain of Tago), and
beach of Cateel
on their boats.
was held with a local Christian woman,
, who acted the
role of Fray Jacinto
by sprinkling "
" on the rebels.
The church and convent at Tago was ransacked and burned to the ground.
They wanted to end it all and kill all the Spanish soldiers and priests.
inside the forts.
, who were asleep, were also
> The convent of
Tandag and Cabuntog
shared the same fate as
burned to the ground
because a local resident was the
brother-in-law of a rebel leader
surrendered and joined the rebellion
; only a few Spanish sympathizers hid in the mountains.
Any news of a Spaniard's presence
in a place resulted to his/her
Excerpt from Fray Lorenzo's Journal
Mangabon, the leader of the rebels, fell to his knees and kissed the feet of Fray Lorenzo and his companion and asked for forgiveness, promising that he will not kill them. He told them his flimsy motives of blaming everything on other people.
Fray Lorenzo and his companion were freed.
Back to the other Surigao rebels...
They knew that if they did not get support from
, their east coast success would end there.
They knew that if the Spaniards would successfully gain
sympathy from Butuan area and Agusan valley
, they would be in between
, was too far, and their leader would rather let the
Caragans kill themselves first
before letting his men become
open to attacks and expose himself
, the one who killed
, sent messengers to
Butuan and Agusan
to ask for an
River villages near Linao joined the rebellion.
Local leaders in Linao did not want to join the rebellion at the cost of killing their priest.
to the priests became known to the rebellious villages, and the
made their own plans to
kill the priests of Butuan
villagers to join
Despite threats, Butuan said they were ready to withstand any stronghold.
The Spanish attack fleets finally arrived at the rebellious districts after some friars escaped to Cebu to report.
Rebels went into hiding as they saw the large fleets. Many died of hunger from their hiding places.
to the Spaniards.
The guilty ones were
punished and killed.
Some were made
Most were granted
And that is how the Caraga Revolt died. Numbers and lack of alliances caused their defeat.
Thanks for listening! :DD
Killing. Getting Drunk.