Top Ten Filipino Revolutionary War Generals

They were the Leaders and Officers who fought for the Philippine Independence in armed struggle against the Spanish (1896) and resisted the Americans (1899).
The Top Ten
1 Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio F. Aguinaldo (March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia. He led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution, the Spanish–American War, and finally against the United States during the Philippine–American War.

No doubt many would disagree but let's face facts: he's young, inexperienced, never had learn to any military school, the only experience he had was being a (Municipal Captain). The revolution in 1896 broke out as started by the Katipunan on which he was a part of it. He led many victorious battles during the Revolts (Imus, Binakayan, Zapote, Alapan, Aliaga, and many more), beating veteran and capable Spanish Generals. His popularity grew because of his achievements, as a military leader glorifies and later on became the first president of the Philippines. He may have lost the war against the United States in 1901, but still, his legacy for building a nation endures.

His achievement as a general was discredited and underrated, by most of the millennial generation and bias historians. "probobly then don't like the guy" yet history records show he is more capable than any revolutionary leaders ever emerge. He fought and led many battle which he give a victorious result for the Katipunan and the people. He was admired by most of the filipinos during those time.

He was a legendary figure in the Philippine history he led so many battles against the Spaniards and won it. The battle of Binakayan was the highlight of his career as leader/general that cemented his name.

Disregarding his controvesial story on Bonifacio and Luna. He was a great general even he was young he proves more than capable in battle even he and his army had inferior weapons at hand.

2 Edilberto Evangelista

He could have been the first president. Pity he died in battle against the Spanish. He was responsible of the construction of trenches and an adviser intern of firearm combat that lead to the victories of the revolutionaries.

Intelligent General. How I wish he wasn't killed in battle.

Pity he died early what a genius man he was.

He could had been the president!

3 Miguel Malvar
4 Antonio Luna

Antonio Luna, was considered to be the most famous & infamous general during the Philippine-American war; Intelligent, highly skilled as a marksman, and had a formal military education in Europe. He became the Commanding in Chief of the Army. He was aggressive in a way that he got praised by the enemy, despite the acknowledgement he was yet to taste a significant victory in battle against the Americans. Then he was killed during his visit in Cabanatuan.

5 Manuel Tinio

I believe he was the youngest general.

6 Artemio Ricarte
7 Mamerto Natividad
8 Licerio Geronimo

Under his leadership he defeated and killed famous US general. Henry Ware Lawton (the general responsible the capture of famous Native Indian "Geronimo") was shot by a Filipino sharpshooter Mariano at the battle of Paye.

9 Andres Bonifacio
10 Tomas Mascardo

As much as the movie "Heneral Luna" portrayed him as cowardly tempered man who hated general Luna, yet in reality he was a war hero notably during the 1897 battle of Zapote Bridge that ended a Filipino victory against Spain and he was fatally wounded during that firefight.

Luna's mortal enemy

The Contenders
11 Gregorio del Pilar
12 Pio del Pilar
13 Jose Ignacio Paua

Chinese blood ~ he was also controversial, but this guy is a one man army. He led and fought his enemies even in hand to hand combat and was promoted within a short period of time. Fought many battles from Spanish to the Americans.

14 Simeon Ola
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