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Gen. Servillano "Mianong" Aquino
|Born||Servillano Aquino y Aguilar
April 20, 1874
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
|Died||February 3, 1959
|Children||Benigno Aquino, Sr.|
Servillano Aquino y Aguilar (April 20, 1874 – February 2, 1959) was a Filipino general during the Philippine Revolution against Spain (1896–1898), and the Philippine-American War (1899–1902). He served as a delegate to the Malolos Congress and was the grandfather of Benigno S. "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.. He is the great-grandfather of Benigno Aquino III, the current President of the Philippines.
Servillano "Mianong" Aquino was born on April 20, 1874 to Don Braulio Aquino and Doña Petrona Hipolito Aguilar. He had his early education from a private tutor in Mexico, Pampanga. He moved to Manila, and entered the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and later, the University of Santo Tomas.
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During this time, he married Guadalupe Quiambao, with whom he had three children, namely Gonzalo (born 1893), future Philippine House Speaker Benigno (born 1894), and Amando (born 1896). Later on, he would marry his sister-in-law, Belen Sanchez, and have a child with her, future Philippine Congressman Herminio (born 1949).
In 1896, Aquino became a mason and joined the Katipunan. He was also elected mayor of Murcia, Tarlac and, under General Francisco Macabulos, he organized the Filipino revolutionary forces against the Americans. He was promoted to major, but was defeated in the battle at Mount Sinukuan or Mount Arayat in Arayat, Pampanga. After the Pact of Biak-na-Bato was signed, Aquino was exiled to Hong Kong together with Emilio Aguinaldo and the revolutionary government. He returned to the Philippines in 1898, and joined General Antonio Luna to fight against the American forces. Together they attacked Manila but retreated to Mount Sinukuan or Mount Arayat. On September 1902, he surrendered and was jailed in Bilibid Prison, and sentenced to hang. However, United States President Theodore Roosevelt gave Aquino pardon after two years.
On February 3, 1959, at the age of 84, Aquino died of a heart attack.
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