Battle of Balantang

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Battle of Balantang
Part of the Visayan theater of Philippine-American war
DateMarch 10, 1899
Balantang, Jaro, Iloilo Philippines

Filipino Victory

  • Filipino forces retake Jaro from the Americans.
First Philippine Republic United States
Commanders and leaders
Pascual Magbanua
Teresa Magbanua
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Balantang, also known as the Second Battle of Jaro, was a battle fought in the early stages of the Philippine-American War. It was an organized counterattack by Filipino forces on U.S. forces that was executed on March 10, 1899, retaking the town of Jaro on the island of Panay in the Philippines.[1] Philippine revolutionaries led by General Pascual Magbanua together with his sister Teresa Magbanua on an attack despite the weapon disadvantage this battle resulted in Philippine forces retaking Jaro from the American. The number of Filipino casualties was not defined.[2] Because of her valor despite being a woman Teresa Magbanua was given a prominent place in the celebration, and lead her troops into the city while riding a white horse.[3]