Agueda Kahabagan

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Agueda Kahabagan y Iniquinto
Nickname(s) "Henerala Agueda"
"Tagalog Joan of Arc"
Born unknown
San Pablo, Laguna, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Allegiance  First Philippine Republic
Flag of the Tagalog people.svg Republic of Biak-na-Bato
Philippine revolution flag kkk1.svg Katipunan
Service/branch Philippine Army Seal 1897.jpgPhilippine Revolutionary Army
Years of service 1896–1901
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars Philippine Revolution
Philippine-American War

Agueda Kahabagan y Iniquinto is referred to in the few sources that mention her as "Henerala Agueda". Not so much is known about her but from snatches of information available, she was presumably a native of Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Henerala's bravery in battle was legendary.

She was reportedly often seen in the battlefield dressed in white, armed with a rifle and brandishing a bolo. Apparently she was commissioned by General Miguel Malvar to lead a detachment of forces sometime in May 1897. Kahabagan was mentioned in connection with the attack led by General Artemio Ricarte on the Spanish garrison in San Pablo in October 1897. It was most probably General Pío del Pilar who recommended that she be granted the honorary title of Henerala. In March 1899, she was listed as the only woman in the roster of generals of the Army of the Philippine Republic.[1] She was appointed on January 4, 1899.

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