Three toward the evening of April 3, 1898 turned into the most critical snapshot of Cebu's history for this laid the destiny of the island. At the crossing point of V. Rama and Tres de Abril, Leon Kilat conveyed his men and arranged for the fight to come. After observing the Spanish supporters preparing to flame, he requested his men to lie level on the ground. Given that such rifles can just take five shots, he promptly driven his men to a hand-to-hand clash while they were reloading. Utilizing his kris, Kilat wound up executing Lt. Cueto and cutting the shoulders of another cazador. In the interim, after observing that the Spaniards were at that point on the run, Captain Monfort was left with no decision yet to arrange his men to withdraw to the post. This flagged the untimely festival of Katipuneros as they started outcrying Viva Katipunan! Viva Filipinas!
This is the story left untold to many. Today, this convergence is only a spot where individuals meander about the substantial traffic and stress brought about by the surge hour. Nobody recalls the legend from Bacong, Negros Oriental and the general population who met up to battle for opportunity.
On the 115th commemoration of the Battle of Tres de Abril, the Former Mayor Michael Rama and other office heads drove the Ceremonial Floral Offering at the Tres de Abril marker out of appreciation for the extraordinary legends and courageous women who battled to make the fantasy of opportunity and autonomy a reality. Through the endeavors of the Cebu City government together with the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission, a dedicatory occasion has been held each year to recall this noteworthy occurring in the region.
As recipients of the Battle of Tres de Abril, individuals should turn out to be increasingly thankful that in the midst of the present issues looked by the general population nowadays, it is of no correlation with the persecution felt by most local people amid the Spanish colonization. We need to gain from the past so as to confront the present with a silver covering for a superior tomorrow.