Pantaleon Villegas was a revolutionary leader in Cebu during the Philippine Revolution
Villegas, was better known as León Kilat. He joined a circus owned by Tagalogs on
their way to Manila. The circus happened to be owned by a katipunero. It was there
that he was recruited into the secret council of the Katipunan.
During the rebellion against Spain, Kilat led the revolutionaries in Cebu. Kilat
and his men began the rebellion in Cebu on 3 April 1898. He was, however, betrayed
and murdered on 8 April 1898, stabbed to death by his own aide-de-camp.
27 July 1873
to 8 April 1898
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