María Josefa Gabriela Cariño de Silang (19 March 1731 – 20 September 1763) was a Filipina military leader best known for her role as the female leader of the Ilocano independence movement from Spain. She took over from her second husband Diego Silang after his death in 1763, leading her people for four months before she was captured and executed by the colonial government of the Captaincy General of the Philippines. She is remembered as the "Joan of Arc of Ilocandia".
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Rosario, Ben (19 September 2020). "Bill to declare special non-working day to honor Gabriela Silang expected to breeze through House, Senate". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 15 January 2021.