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Criminals, Outlaws and Bandits of the Philippines

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Love 'em or loathe 'em, the "bad boys" and "naughty girls" of history have kept generations fascinated!

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on notable Filipino personalities convicted of criminal acts or bandits pursued by the law. Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: Macario Sakay (third from left, front row) was declared President of the Tagalog Republic -- one of two movements which fought the Spanish and the Americans. Sakay was photographed with his Cabinet: (first row, L-R) Julián Montalan, Francisco Carreon, Sakay, Lucio de Vega (second row, L-R) León Villafuerte, Benito Natividad.


During the Philippine American War between 1903-1907, the Brigandage Act of Nov. 12, 1902 interpreted all acts of armed resistance to American rule as banditry. These men were called "bandoleros".

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Illegal Possession of Firearms




Find similar projects at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

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