Forgotten Guerrilleras

Philippines Free Press12 October 1946

Filipinas Heritage Library

Filipinas Heritage Library
Makati, Philippines

One guerrillera of WWII was Ana Omega of Leyte, a schoolteacher who formed her own guerrilla unit and served as an intelligence officer against the Japanese Imperial Army. The government’s non-recognition of Omega and other women guerrillas reflects the experience of women revolutionaries like Espiridiona Dionisio, sister of Andres Bonifacio and wife of Teodoro Plata. Dionisio never received any pension from the government, not as a dependent of veterans of the 1896 revolution nor as a revolutionary herself (she worked as a secretary, spy, and utility girl for the Katipunan).


  • Title: Forgotten Guerrilleras
  • Creator: Philippines Free Press
  • Date Created: 12 October 1946
  • Location Created: Manila, Philippines
  • Type: Document (magazine page)
  • Art Form: Journalism
  • Depicted Person: Josefa Borromeo Capistrano, Ana Omega
  • Depicted Topic: Filipina guerrilas

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