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Balangiga’s hero

Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 11 2018 07:30 PM

Balangiga’s hero

Birds fly over the statue of Balangiga hero Capt. Valeriano Abanador at the municipal plaza in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, days before the scheduled return of the Balangiga bells on December 15. Abanador, according to historians, led the fight against the US 9th Infantry on September 28, 1901 after a series of human rights abuses by American forces against the locals of Balangiga.