In March 1899, Agueda Kahabagan was listed as the only woman in the roster of generals
of the Army of the Philippine Republic.
Agueda Kahabagan is referred to in the few sources that mention her as "Henerala
Agueda". Not so much is known about her. She was a member of the Katipunan before
its discovery by the Spaniards in August 1896.
Apparently she was commissioned by General Miguel Malvar to lead a detachment of
forces sometime in May 1897. Henerala's bravery in battle was legendary. She was
reportedly often seen in the battlefield dressed in white, armed with a rifle and
brandishing a bolo. She was mentioned in connection with the attack led by General
Ricarte on the Spanish garrison in San Pablo in October 1897. It was most probably
General Pio del Pilar who recommended that she be granted the honorary title of Henerala.