Andres Novales (Emperor Novales)
Inspired by the events in Latin America, Andres Novales, an army captain, declared himself Emperor of the Philippines on June 1, 1823. He overthrew the government and took over the Palacio del Gobernador, the Cabildo, and the Manila Cathedral. However, in less than a day, he was captured and on the following day, he was executed.
The revolution of Andres Novales lasted only a day. His fight for equality and freedom against injustices, however, made him a very important figure in our history. His actions inspired a series of other uprisings that eventually led to the independence of the Philippines in 1898.