Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Miguel Malvar on Stamps

Miguel Malvar y Carpio (September 27, 1865 - October 13, 1911) was a Filipino commander who served during the Philippine Revolution and subsequently during the Philippine–American War. He assumed command of the Philippine revolutionary forces during the latter conflict following the capture of Emilio Aguinaldo in 1901.

In 1982, Malvar joined the revolution with his father. He was given command with the rebel forces in Batangas, Laguna and Tayabas as Brigadier General. One of the most courageous military officer of the Philippine-American War, Malvar is remembered as the last general to surrender to the Americans.

The stamp above was issued on July 10, 1972.