Francisco del Castillo was the leader of the Aklan Katipunan
FRANCISCO DEL CASTILLO
Francisco del Castillo had an adventurous spirit working in one of Australia's pearl
farms. He settled in Tondo where he met Procopio, the younger brother of the Andres
Bonifacio. del Castillo became a member of the Katipunan and purchased a small printing
press by donating part of his earnings from the Australia pearl farm. The printing
press was used for the publication of Kalayaan.
del Castillo was present during the First Cry of the Revolution. He was commissioned
to propagate the Katipunan's cause in Panay. He was successful in recruiting members
for the revolution in his hometown. After gathering a substantial number of members
Del Castillo was elected general of the revolutionary forces of Aklan. He was killed
in Kalibo in March 1897 when they fought with the guardia civil in the mayor's house.
to 17 Mar 1897
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