Mariano Gomez was part of the Gomburza trio who were falsely accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities. He was placed in a mock trial and summarily executed in Manila along with two other clergymen.

MARIANO GOMEZ  

Mariano Gomez a was Criollo secular priest, born in Santa Cruz, Manila of Chinese and Spanish ancestries.

Gomez fought for the rights of the Filipino priests against the abuses of the Spanish friars. Father Gomez was active in the publication of the newspaper "La Verdad" ("The Truth"). This paper served as a voice of the propagandists of the Philippines against the Spanish colonizers

 

Gomez was accused of taking active part in the Cavite mutiny of 1872 and sentenced to death by garrotte in a military court.

2 August 1799 to 17 February 1872

Family Links

 

Centenary of Martyrdom of Fathers Gomez, Burgos and Zamora

#1155 and 1116, 3 Apr 1972

 

Gomburza Trio

 

The Gomburza trio (an acronym of the surnames of Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora) who were accused of treason, sedition, and taking active part in the Cavite mutiny of 1872.

 

The three men went through a tribunal of drummed up charges and false witnesses, and where their own lawyers betrayed them to the court.

 

They were sentenced to death and on 17 February 1872, they were garrotted at Fort Santiago in the middle of Bagumbayan field (now Luneta Park).

Definitive

#2456a, 20 Dec 1996

part of se-tenant strip of 3

 

ASEANPEX 96, International Philatelic Exhibition Manila

#2449b, 15 Dec 1996

part of se-tenant block of 4

 

The death of the Gomburza trio inspired Jose Rizal to write his second novel ‘El Filibusterismo and compelled him to plunge into the independence movement.

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