Filipina heroine Patrocinio Gamboa honoured with new memorial in Iloilo City

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The 150th anniversary of the birth of national heroine Patrocinio Gamboa has been commemorated with a new historical marker in Iloilo City.

The memorial was unveiled to commemorate Gamboa’s role in the revolutionary movement March 1898. Gamboa was born on April 30, 1865. in nearby Jaro.

Gamboa is famous for her assistance in helping sick and wounded during the uprising against the Spanish.

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Gamboa died on November 24, 1953, in her hometown of Jolo. She is best remembered for her statement when she was offered a lifetime pension by the American colonial government. After declining, she said: “I give my services because i love my country. I do not ask any compensation for my services.”

She is buried at the Balantang Veterans’ Cemetery in Jaro.

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