He was born on March 15, 1818 to Severino Alvarez and Maria Malia.
He was sent to the San Jose College in Manila for schooling. He obtained
his teacher’s diploma and returned to his hometown and taught in Naic and
He was implicated in the Cavite Mutiny and was sent to Manila in chains.
After his release, he worked in the government office and was active in
Katipunan activities in Noveleta. He was responsible for the spread of the
Katipunan in Cavite. In different confrontations with the Spaniards, he lead
forces for ambush and managed to inflict heavy losses on the Spanish
troops. In recognition of his valiant accomplishments, Bonifacio designated
Alvarez general and scond Supremeo of the Katipunan during the Magdiwang Council meeting in
Cavite in Dcember 1896. He did not join Aguinaldo’s revolutionists to Biak na Bato because
Bonifacio’s death grieved him, he was not even present during the signing of the declaration of
independence in Kawit.
During the American regime, he affiliated himself with the Nacionalista party, he joined the Aglipayans
and was elected town president.
He died of old age on August 25, 1924.