Biography Of Emilio Jacinto
| Emilio Jacinto was a revolutionary and a poet from the Philippines. He was born on 15 December 1875 to Mariano Jacinto and his wife Josefa Dizon. However, shortly after he was born, Emilio's father passed away, and his mother, who was a midwife by profession, was forced to send Emilio to his uncle for a better life.
Jacinto initially studied at the San Juan de Letran College, but later joined the University of Santo Tomas, where he studied law. However, Emilio did not finish his law studies, as the Philippine Revolution broke out in the year 1896. He joined a secret society known as Katipunan. This was prompted by what he saw around him. He saw his people suffering under the Spanish and the injustice carried out. While his mother and uncle did not want him to join Katipunan, Emilio just went ahead and joined the organization, where he became an advisor on financial matter and also became a secretary to Andres Bonaficio. His leadership qualities emerged in the organization, and he was considered to be one of the most able leaders. In addition, Emilio went ahead and began editing the newspaper published by the organization. The newspaper was called Ang Kalayaan, and it tried to educate people about the activities of the organization and what its aims were. Emilio went ahead and even wrote the rules and regulations of the organization. This was called the Kartilla; and he was also in-charge of manufacturing of gunpowder for the organization. Due to all the activities undertaken by Emilio Jacinto, he was often referred to as the brain of the Katipunan. More...