Born on March 7, 1867 in Masambong, Sampaloc, Manila; son of Jose Alup
Remigio and Eladia Basilio and baptized Tomas Alup Remigio y Basilio in
Santa Cruz, Manila. Had his early education from his father and some private
As an employee in the Inspeccion General de Obras Publicas and at the
Intendencia General de Hacienda, he earned for himself the model employee
medal awarded by the Captain General.
Participated in the propaganda movement as a disseminator of propaganda
literature written by Lopez-Jaena, del Pilar, and Rizal. Served as secretary
of the Mayon a branch of the La Liga Filipina in Santa Cruz, Manila. Later
joined the Katipunan and was one of the early members of the Supreme Council
of said society. He distinguished himself in the committee, which planned
the societys program and took active part in the administration of oaths of
new members. Soon, he became the adviser of Bonifacio; but because of a
misunderstanding, he left and founded a new society, the Binhi ng Payapa,
aimed to free the people from servitude.
He had his early training as a writer in 1879 at the Subinspeccion General
de Ingenieros, Inspeccion General de Obras Publicas and at the Intendencia
General de Hacienda. He wrote for the newspaper, Kapatid ng Bayan, founded
by Pascual Polete. Authored several plays that were stage at the Teatrong
Tagalog. He reached the apex of his career as a writer when he received the
Plumang Ginto by the Samahang Malaya, for his play Malaya.
He died in Manila on August 1, 1916.
Other articles on Prudencio Alup Remigio on the web:
The Manila Bulletin Online March 3, 2003
Don Tomas Remigio Y Alup 140th Birth Anniversary
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