Born in 1812 in Balintawak into a poor family. Died at the age of 107 in her daughter’s home in what is now Quezon City. She married the son of a more prosperous family and had six children whom she raised by herself after her husband died, in addition to running the business her husband left behind. When she was 84 and the Philippines revolted against Spain, she opened her store to the revolutionaries, tending to the sick and giving them refuge and provisions. She became known as Tandang Sora, a nickname that referred to her age, and withstood Spanish jail and exile rather than betray the cause. Today she is known as the “Mother of Philippine Revolution”.
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