It should also be noted as well that by this time, both Aguinaldo and Bonifacio had formed separate revolutionary governments. Bonifacio created his earlier in August at the outbreak of the revolution in Caloocan. Aguinaldo on the other hand rode high on his early victories against the Spaniards by issuing a manifesto proclaiming a provisional and revolutionary government despite Bonifacio's already existing government.
But the plot thickens. You see, the Katipunan in Cavite had several councils and two of them: the Magdiwang and Magdalo developed an intense rivalry where it came to a point that neither of them wanted to assist the other in battle. Bonifacio was then asked by Artemio Ricarte and Pio Del Pilar to come to Cavite and mediate between the two factions. On March 22, 1897, a meeting was held in Tejeros with the aim of discussing the defense strategy for the revolution but discussions quickly shifted to the formation of a unified revolutionary government. Perhaps it was because the Magdiwang faction (where Bonifacio was allied to) was hosting this meeting and also because most of the Magdalo leaders including Aguinaldo were not present, that Bonifacio was so confident that he could win the Presidential post hands-down so he gave permission for the election to proceed and even asked everyone to respect the results - which he eventually lost (Aguinaldo - 146 votes; Bonifacio - 80 votes; Trias - 30 votes). Bonifacio's supporters then reasoned out that since he got the second highest vote, Bonifacio should be automatically considered as the Vice President. But there was no motion for or against this proposal so the elections went ahead with Bonifacio again loosing the Vice Presidential post this time to Mariano Trias Closas. Bonifacio did however manage to win a post - Director of the Interior but Daniel Tirona, a Magdalo supporter, questioned his qualifications to hold the post since he did not have a lawyer's diploma. This clearly angered Bonifacio who then drew his gun and was just about to shoot Tirona but stopped when Ricarte grabbed his arm. Bonifacio then voided the convention before walking out.
On December 28, 1896 (some records say this happened in December 31, 1896), the councils of Magdiwang and Magdalo met at the friar estate house in Imus to discuss the framing of the constitution and the possibilities of merging the two councils. This meeting failed to have a firm resolution. This meeting was also the precursor for the Tejeros Convention.
From Noveleta, we took another baby-bus going to Binakayan and we got off just after the intersection where there is a Metrobank branch and a 7-11 store facing each other. We then walked less than 100 meters to a jeepney loading area bound for Imus. Total travel time was about 45 minutes to 1 hour.