In january 20, 1872 about two hundred peoples among soldiers and workers of the Cavite Arsenal protested against the abolition of some privileges like the exemption from tributes. The spanish government considered the revolt as a mutiny and sent the troops against the mutineers.
IMAGE OF THE ARSENAL DE CAVITE
According to some oral accounts the flag of the rebels was red with a square field; according to someone else the flag was white (upper stripe ) and red ( lower stripe).
The white and red flag probably was not a rebel flag , was simply the flag of the Marictime Province of the Philippines who flown on the spanish Arsenal de Cavite.
The red color on flags and standards of the Philippines is a typical color of war; we can also find it on many flags and standards of the Sultanates of Sulu and Mindanao ( Ranao Area and Maguindanao Area ) and also on many flags and standards of the Sultanates and Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago.
SERGEANT FERNANDO LA MADRID, A MESTIZO WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF CAVITE MUTINY
MAP OF CAVITE ARSENAL
INDIO CARPINTERO DEL ARSENAL DE CAVITE
( "INDIAN" CARPENTER OF THE CAVITE ARSENAL )
Vista de la bahía José Honorato Lozano. Álbum: Vistas de las Yslas filipinas y trages de sus abitantes: 1847