LUCENA CITY — Quezon Gov. Angelina Tan hailed the heroism and sacrifices of local hero Apolinario de la Cruz, popularly known as “Hermano Puli” for the freedom of religion in the country.
“We can now freely express our religious beliefs because of Hermano Puli,” Tan said in her speech during the commemoration ceremony Friday on the 181st death anniversary of the hero.
Tan said the present generation of Filipinos should be thankful to De la Cruz for the freedom that they enjoy to exercise their own spiritual faiths.
De la Cruz was the founder of Cofradia de San Jose, a Filipino-only Christian confraternity that led a major revolt against Spanish rule in 1841 based on a stru…
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