1900, April 25

General Gregorio Aglipay’s forces clash with Captain Dodd of the 3rd Cavalry again in Mabaleng, Batac. An advance guard of women provides the first line of defense, behind them are the bolomen and then the riflemen. In retaliation, the Americans burn the town of Batac; many are killed and few houses are saved. The Americans refer to Padre Aglipay’s followers as ‘aglipayanos’, and even brand them as ‘zealots’, ‘crazy fanatics’, ‘maniacs’, etc. [Ochosa; Cadiz]

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