Sunday, July 18, 2010


Spanish military map of the Philippines
1898 - Beleaguered Spanish troops led by Lieutenant Commander  Juan Lalat surrender to the Filipino revolutionary forces under  Commander Vicente Quesada in Aringay, La Union  more than a  month after Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Independence of  the Philippines; the Spaniards have been entrenched in the convent  of this town following a sustained combat between the opposing  forces as the Filipinos forces prevailed, they were forced to capitulate to Quesada, the province's revolutionary governor who  treats them with all humanitarian considerations.

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