Francisco Dagohoy

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Francisco Dagohoy
Born Francisco Sendrijas
Inabanga, Bohol, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died unknown
Organization Boholano insurgents

Francisco Dagohoy, (born Francisco Sendrijas in 1724) was a Boholano who holds the distinction of having initiated the longest revolt in Philippine history, the Dagohoy Rebellion. This rebellion against the Spanish colonial government took place on the island of Bohol from 1744 to 1828,[1] roughly 85 years.

About Dagohoy[edit]

Little is known of Francisco Dagohoy's lifestyle before the rebellion, or even his early life.[2] The only information known is that his real name was Francisco Sendrijas and he was born in 1724, and that he was a native of Brgy. Cambitoon, Inabanga, Bohol. He was also cabeza de barangay, or one of the barangay captains of the town.[3]

The Dagohoy Rebellion (1744–1828)[edit]

Main article: Dagohoy Rebellion

The Dagohoy Rebellion was one of two significant revolts that occurred in Bohol during the Spanish Era. The other was the Tamblot Uprising in 1621 led by Tamblot, a babaylan or native priest from Bohol which was basically a religious conflict.[4]


Dagohoy features in the Bohol provincial flag as one of the two bolos or native swords with handle and hand-guards on top. These two bolos, which are reclining respectively towards the left and right, depict the Dagohoy and Tamblot revolts.[5][6]

Dagohoy is acknowledged in Philippine history as the initiator of the longest insurrection on record. His revolt lasted 85 years (1744–1828).[1]

The town of Dagohoy, Bohol is named in his honor. It was the former President Carlos P. Garcia (then Vice President), a Boholano, who proposed the name.[6]

A historical marker was placed on Dagohoy's grave in the mountains of Danao, Bohol. The Dagohoy Marker in Magtangtang, Danao, 92 km (57 mi) from Tagbilaran, was placed by the Philippine Historical Commission.[7]

The Dagohoy Memorial National High School in Dagohoy, Bohol is named in his honor.

Media portrayal[edit]


  1. ^ a b ZAIDE, Gregorio F (1957). Philippine Political and Cultural History Vol I. Philippine Education Company. ASIN B008Q24O10. 
  2. ^ Francisco Dagohoy at the Wayback Machine (archived November 5, 2007) Retrieved 25 November 2006.
  3. ^ The Boholano Revolution Against Spain Retrieved 25 November 2006.
  4. ^ Tirol, Jes. Abatan River Cruise: A travel through history Retrieved 21 November 2006.
  5. ^ Francisco Dagohoy: A Slice of History and Myth
  6. ^ a b Establishment of the town of Dagohoy, Bohol Retrieved 8 July 2006.
  7. ^ "Things to do and see in Bohol". Archived from the original on 9 September 2006. 

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