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.
Jacinto Zamora was a Criollo secular priest. After being ordained, Zamora handled parishes in Marikina, Pasig, and Batangas. Together with Fathers Mariano Gomez and Jose Burgos, he advocated the secularisation of Filipino priests.
Zamora had a habit of playing cards after saying Mass. Once, he received an invitation stating that his friend had "Powder and Munitions"; in a gambler's language, "Powder and Munitions" meant that the player had much money to gamble with. This invitation fell into the hands of the Spaniards and worse, it was on the night of the Cavite mutiny. He was accused of inciting the revolt and sentenced to death by garrote.
14 August 1835 to 17 February 1872
Centenary of Martyrdom of Fathers Gomez, Burgos and Zamora
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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).
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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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