Mariano Llanera (1855-1942) of Gapan, Nueva Ecija. He was a Filipino General who fought in the provinces of Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija. The 1896 revolutionary battle of Nueva Ecija is called Cry of Nueva Ecija - Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. The battle was fought and assisted by General Manuel Tinio, - Manuel Tinio, Manuel Tinio and Alipio Tecson - Colonel Alipio Tecson of Cabiao, Nueva Ecija who later become Brigadaire General after his exile in Guam, 1901 and Mayor or Gobernadocillo of Cabiao. Llanera studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He then became a Cabeza de barangay and later, a Gobernadorcillo for two terms. As soon as the news about the Revolution reached Nueva Ecija and Bulacan, men were mobilized on September 1, 1896. Among the leaders were Mariano and his son Eduardo Llanera, Mamerto Natividad, Alipio Tecson and Manuel Tinio. Llanera used his own flag: a dull-looking black flag, with the single white letter K and the skull and crossbones symbol. It was said that Andrés Bonifacio himself ridiculed the flag and called it Llanera's Skull. Llanera gathered with him around 3,000 men, including Tinio and his men, mostly armed with bolos, and bamboo spears.