HomeAnuaryo/Annales: Journal of Historyvol. 16 no. 1 (1997)

An Assessment of the Role and Participation of the Bataan Elite in the 1896 Bataan Revolution

Cornelio R. Bascara

Discipline: History



In order to protect their vested interests, the Bataan elite did not join the Revolution. Secondly, the elite tried to preserve the status quo, even with the offer of "private goods" promised by the Spanish colonial government. These are the most important reasons for the failure of the Revolutionary movement, but other factors have to be considered such as: the indifference of the masses, the loyalty to Catholicism, and socio-economic preconditions.