Thursday, August 12, 2010


Colonial Spain & Imperialist United States sign
 the Protocol of Peace in Washington
1898 - Filipinos' rightful and moral aspirations for sovereignty is doomed with the signing of the Peace Protocol between colonial Spain and emerging imperialist power, the United States, in Washington; the agreement halts further hostilities between the two powers and largely sets the terms for the formal peace Treaty of Paris that was to be signed two months later which will stipulate, among others, Spain's ceding of the Philippines in exchange for $20 million--this, despite the fact that the Filipinos has already declared independence from Spain after gaining control of most of the archipelago, and with the shoddy Americans accepting and utilizing the services of the Filipinos in helping overcome the Spaniards during the Spanish-American War. 

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