HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 24 no. 2 (1990)

The 1820 Massacre of the French in the Philippines: A Perception of Political and Economic Intrigue

Cornelio R. Bascara

Discipline: Education



On October 9 and 10, 1820, enraged Manilans rose into an orgy of murder, hacking their victims with haloes and lynching those they caught in the streets. Still others were hunted like beasts and their residences looted and pillaged.