THE Cebu City Cultural and Historical Commission (Chac) paid tribute to those who joined the Tres de Abril revolution in 1898 in commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of the historic battle.
The City Government held a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tres de Abril marker located at the corner of Tres de Abril Street and V. Rama Avenue on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Chac commissioner and historian Jobers Bersales conducted an online discussion called “Kaligutgot: The 2021 Battle of Tres de Abril Commemorative Lecture” to give Cebuanos a deeper background of the Tres de Abril revolution, especially the contribution of the San Nicolasnon to the historic battle.
Bersales said most of those who joined, including one of the leaders of the Katipunan established in Cebu, came from San Nicolas.
The dispute over lands prior to the 1898 revolt was one of the factors why most of the former leaders from San Nicolas joined the movement, he added.
Bersales said that San Nicolas, which is now a barangay in Cebu City, used to be a municipality spanning until Santander.
In 1565, a treaty between Rajah Tupas and the Spanish Miguel Lopez de Legazpi was created mandating that all the natives live in San Nicolas while the conquistadores would settle across the Guadalupe River.