Sunday, May 16, 2010

16 MAY

1903 - Apolinario Mabini, the former Prime Minister  of the short-lived Philippine Republic, is buried under the auspices of civic and labor organizations during the American colonial period when the Philippine-American War was still being waged; following his capture by invading American soldiers, Mabini had refused to swear fealty to the imperialist United States flag and did so only when he felt he was already very sick and weak in the bid to be allowed to return to the Philippines from imposed exile.

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