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2022, June 12.  Independence Day - Gomburza Martyrdom, 150th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Souvenir Sheets of 8



96p Souvenir Sheets of 8 - (2,000)

    12p x 8 - Se-tenant Blocks of 8 


Artist:  Israel A. Viyo

Layout Artists:  Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu;  Ryman Dominic Albuladora

Coordinators:  Elenita D.L. San Diego;  Ian Christopher B. Alfonso  (National Historical Commission of the Philippines)

Researcher/Writer:  Maria Abigail D. Tarroza


First Day Covers:  Manila




2022 Independence Day:  Gomburza Martyrdom, 150th Anniversary

Gomburza  refers to three Filipino Catholic priests:  Mariano GomezJosť Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, who were executed by garrote on February 17, 1872 in Bagumbayan Field (now Rizal Park)  by Spanish colonial authorities Their alleged crimes included treason and sedition for being the supposed masterminds of the insurrection of Indios (native Filipinos) working in the Cavite arsenal. Furthermore, according to the Spanish military tribunal, they were believed to have been a part of a clandestine movement aimed to overthrow the Spanish government, making them a threat to the Spanish Clergy. The execution has since been labeled the Terror of 1872 and is recognized as a pivotal event contributing to the Philippine Revolution from 1896 to 1898.

Their execution had a profound effect on many late 19th-century Filipinos: Josť Rizal, later to become the country's national hero, would dedicate his novel El Filibusterismo to their memory.  




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