Battle of Balantang
|Battle of Balantang|
|Part of the Visayan theater of Philippine-American war|
|First Philippine Republic||United States|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
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. 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. 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.