23 August 1896: The Cry of Pugad Lawin

On August 23, 1896, in a then hilly and forested sitio of Pugad Lawin in Balintawak, now part of Quezon City, the Katipuneros led by Andres Bonifacio tore their “cedulas” as an expression of their open defiance of Spanish rule in the country. This event, called the “Cry of Pugad Lawin”, officially marked the beginning of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.