Saturday, August 28, 2010


1898 - Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, Supremo of the revolutionary government, Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), issues a manifesto setting August 29 as the beginning of the general uprising against colonial Spain; the manifesto came nine days after the Spaniards ascertained its existence, four days after the National Assembly transformed the KKK into a revolutionary national government, and three days after Bonifacio led the Katipuneros in successfully repelling the outnumbered Spaniards during the first skirmish of the Philippine Revolution.

1898 - Two months after the Philippines declared Independence from Spain, imperialist United States assigns Gen. Wesley Merritt as "military governor" of the Southeast Asian archipelago; the US had earlier vilely engaged the services of the Filipinos in fighting Spain, with its military and diplomatic officials conning its leader, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy, into stupidly cooperating and allowing the free entry of G.I.s by making separate verbal assurances that the US will honor Philippine independence, thus enabling the Americans to stage the infamous Mock Battle of Manila.

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