The Katipunan Movement in CEBU: Significance to the Philippine Struggle for Independence


  • Rex Argate Faculty, College of Teacher Education, University of Cebu – Main, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Delfin T. Cabañero Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, University of Cebu – Main, Cebu City, Philippines
  • Harline L. Barcoso Faculty, Senior High School Department, University of Cebu – Main, Cebu City, Philippines


movement, struggle, independence, qualitative, historical


The study focused on the Katipunan movement in the province of Cebu and its significance to the Philippine struggle for independence. This qualitative research utilized a historical research approach in gathering and analyzing historical evidence.   The primary source of data of this study was the research informants.  These informants were chosen based on their knowledge of the study. Likewise, the Cebuano Studies Center of the University of San Carlos, Cebu Historical Association Office, Patria de Cebu Archives, and the Historical Association of Cebu (HACE) Office were utilized as sources of data.  Books and articles written by expert historians, as evidence of past conditions were also used as secondary sources of data. The main instrument of the study was the researcher and the key informants.  However, an informal interview guide with open-ended questions was utilized to aid the researcher. This research was able to ascertain that national history is a product of local history, and that local history provides the foundation and the substance of our true national history; two, the Cebuano Katipunan was patterned after and influenced by Manila, especially in its organizational structure and objectives; third, though influenced by Manila, the Katipunan in Cebu was a struggle of the Cebuanos and some leaders from other parts of the Visayas in the name of independence of the Philippines from Spain (the credits of its victory must be given to Cebuanos and not to the Tagalogs); fourth, women contributed a lot to the success of the Cebuano uprising; fifth, the Cebuanos fought with little else but bravery; some Cebuano secular priests were not passive spectators in Cebuano uprising, and the Katipunan movement in Cebu was an integral part of the national struggle for independence in the annals of Philippine history.


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Argate, R., Cabañero, D. T. ., & Barcoso, H. L. . (2020). The Katipunan Movement in CEBU: Significance to the Philippine Struggle for Independence . Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 2(6), 195-202.