a dummy’s guide to leon kilat, carcar and the philippine revolution (Second of Three Parts)
With that backdrop, by the 7th, the Spanish gunboat, Paragua, had already been dispatched for Carcar and was on its way, too.
The friar lays down the bottom line: “You know a bombardeo from the gunboat can annihilate your town – entonces, it’s Carcar or this Villegas. And it’s up to you.”
The story goes that the revelations were done through the confessional. The friar confessor may have been bound by the seal of the confessional but not the penitent – and was it even a confession? Be that as it may, it was up to Noel to gather together the important personages of his town to form a consensus. The ball was in his court, so to speak, and, so to speak…
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