Leon Kilat by Emil Justimbaste
Approx. 18,110 words.
Published on February 18, 2012.
For more than 300 years, colonial Spain used torture and violence to impose their will on the Filipino people. All that changed in 1896 when a revolution erupted. By 1898, their fate was sealed. In the island province of Cebu, a man who was known by his alias as ‘Leon Kilat’, led the Cebuanos in an uprising that eventually gave them freedom and independence. This is the story of that uprising.