Adriano Hernandez

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Adriano Dayot Hernandez
Adriano Dayot Hernandez in 1916.jpg
Hernandez in 1916
Born September 8, 1870
Dingle, Iloilo, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died February 16, 1925(1925-02-16) (aged 54)
Nationality Filipino
Occupation revolutionary, patriot, military strategist, farmer

Adriano Dayot Hernandez (8 September 1870 – 16 February 1925), was a Filipino revolutionary, patriot and military strategist during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War.

Early life[edit]

Hernandez was born on 8 September 1870. He was a Spanish mestizo who studied at the Dingle Catholic School in Dingle, Iloilo and later at the Ateneo Municipal in Manila.[1]

Military career[edit]

During the Philippine Revolution, Hernandez organized a revolutionary movement in Iloilo against the Spanish colonial authorities and then from 1898, against the United States. He was a leader, along with Julio Hernandez and Nicolas Roces, of the Cry of Lincud which occurred on 28 October 1898 at Barrio Lincud in Dingle. This event is known today as the first armed uprising for independence in the province of Iloilo. He then became an aide to General Martin Delgado because of his knowledge in military strategy.[2] He was designated Chief of Staff of the revolutionary government in the Visayas in November 1898 and represented the province of Iloilo at the Malolos Congress. During the Philippine-American War, Hernandez led the guerrilla movement in the province until he surrendered.[citation needed]

Post-war life[edit]

Hernandez became a member of the first Philippine Assembly in 1907, the first nationally elected legislative body in the Philippines, the lower house of the Philippine Legislature of the American colonial Insular Government. In 1912, he was elected Governor of Iloilo, as a member of the Nacionalista Party. A practicing farmer, Hernandez became the first Filipino director of the Bureau of Agriculture in 1916, which had been headed by Americans colonial officials before his tenure.[3] This was part of the Filipinization policy of the American colonial government, following the Jones Act of 1916.

Hernandez died on 16 February 1925.



  1. ^ Quirino, Carlos (1995). Who's who in Philippine History. Tahanan Books. 
  2. ^ Marin, Bombette G. (2011-10-19). "Pagdihon Festival in Dingle". Iloilo News Today. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  3. ^ "History, Department of Agriculture". Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  4. ^ "47th Infantry Battalion prepares for redeployment to Southern Negros". 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 

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