The Cavite Mutiny and the GOMBURZA
The Cavite Mutiny was an uprising of 200 Filipino troops and workers at the military arsenal in Cavite on 20 January 1872.
A “mutiny” is when a group of soldiers openly resist and defy the military leadership.
The reaction of the colonial government was harsh, and the mutiny was used as an excuse for severe repression. Many intellectuals were accused of joining the mutiny, including the Filipino priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora (GomBurZa) who were executed.
The GomBurZa became martyrs, and the Cavite Mutiny became a spark to a series of events that eventually led to a full-scale revolution in 1896.