FLAGS AND SYMBOLS FROM 1800 TO 1900 CENTURY
FLAG OF GENERAL GREGORIO DEL PILAR 1897
The flag of General Gregorio del Pilar had two stripes: black and red with a blue triangle.
The triangle, symbolize comradeship with the flag of Cuba and the cuban revolutionaries, but also meaning brotherhood with the cuban masons who, like in the Philippines have had a great weight on the cuban revolution against the Kingdom of Spain.
FLAG (SUPPOSED ) OF GENERAL PIO DEL PILAR
According to a written source by Emmanuel Baja the flag of General Gregorio del Pilar had a white star like the cuban flag.
We don't have any kind of true evidence about the existence of this flag.
One of the original flags of General Gregorio del Pilar at present is kept inside the private Museum dedicated to General Aguinaldo in Baguio City.
IMAGE OF GENERAL GREGORIO DEL PILAR CALLED "THE BOY GENERAL "
This gonfalon of the KKK at present is in a spanish museum, the: " Museo del Ejercito", Madrid , Spain.
It was captured by spanish troops in 1898 circa.
The word "Maypagasa " in tagalog means "Hopeful". It was also the code name of the "Supremo", Andres Bonifacio.
THE KKK GONFALON AS SHOWN ON AN OLD AMERICAN BOOK
A GONFALON OF THE SAME KIND
Image from an U.S. newspaper
GONFALON OF THE KATIPUNAN (REPLICA ) *
Image titled:"FIGHT FOR FLAG "
from an old american book on american colonization of the Philippines
Caption on the following page of the book:
In a charge by Funston's soldiers, "a very fine silken flag" of the Filipinos "became the centre of a short and sharp struggle in which firearms could not be used. In fact, it resembled as much as anything some of the confursed scrambles that are seen on the foot-ball field," said Funston. "Wehn we finally got the flag it had been riddled by bullets and was drenched in blood."
KATIPUNAN GONFALON 1894
Image from : exhibit 11a.(original in tagalog - D. S - P.I.R. 673.7. )
The word MAGBANGON on the gonfalon was the name ( an alias ) of the President of the Seccion ( lodge).
"... Claudio Bakus, (,also called Claudio Bukidnon) the "fierce and brave" fighter who operated in the Toledo-Balamban area in the anti-spanish uprising. St the head of "hundreds of rebels", he and his men occupied the outbuildings and warehouses of the Canlumampao Sugar Estate near Toledo on 19 april 1898. Therebels did not harm the american estate owners, Alfred E. Williams and his mother. Claudio was believed to be invulnerable and his powers were attribuited to a red flag he carried. ..... "
From the book :The war against the Americans: resistance and collaboration in Cebu, 1899-1906
by Resil B. Mojares
* Image of Art Garcia