Venancio Concepción

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Venancio Concepcion

Venancio Concepción was a Filipino general under the leadership of President Emilio Aguinaldo. He fought battles in Iloilo and Central Luzon. However, President Aguinaldo, just hours after Antonio Luna's death on June 5, 1899, relieved Luna's officers and men from the field, including General Concepción, whose headquarters in Angeles, Pampanga Aguinaldo besieged the same day Luna was assassinated.[1] During the American period, in 1918, he was appointed as the first Filipino president of the Philippine National Bank, the first universal bank in the Philippines, by the American Governor-General of the Philippines Francis Burton Harrison. He succeeded Henry Parker Willis, who was then appointed director of research of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.[2] However, in 1920, he was tried and convicted of fraud.[3]


  1. ^ Jose, Vicencio (1972). The Rise and Fall of Antonio Luna. Solar Pub. Corporation.
  2. ^ David Hammes. "Locating Federal Reserve Districts and Headquarters Cities". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Archived from the original on 2007-12-19.
  3. ^ Karnow, Stanley (1989). "Venacio Concepción". In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines. Random House. ISBN 978-0394549750., page 444.