Friday, August 6, 2010


1907 - Gen. Macario Sakay, one of the Filipino military leaders who continued fighting the imperialist United States invaders eight years into the Philippine-American War (1899-1914), was meted out the death sentence; Sakay, who had established the Republika ng Katagalugan (entire Philippines) with a popularly backed guerilla operations in Morong, Laguna, Cavite and Quezon in defiance of the colonial American government, was deceived by colonial Gov.-Gen. Henry Clay Ide who said his surrender was necessary to give way to the election of an all-Filipino Philippine Assembly legislature and also promised him and his supporters amnesty.

1898 -  Generals Artemio Ricarte and Pio del Pilar express their misgivings to Emilio Aguinaldo about the true nature of American policy towards the Philippines; this as Aguinaldo issues a proclamation to the United States and all foreign governments explaining the nature and scope of the Revolutionary Government and the proclamation of country's independence by provincial represenatatives, begging for the protection of all nations of the civilized world and beseeching their formal recognition of the state of belligerence and the independence of the Philippines.”

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