Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1 September

Katipunan co-founder-turned-coward?
1896 - Pio Valenzuela, a co-founder of the underground-society-turned-revolutionary-national-government Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan, , surrenders to the Spanish colonial authorities to avail of an amnesty even as Supremo Andres Bonifacio and other Katipuneros risk their lives fighting the colonizers, armed mostly only with spears and bolos.

1901 - Two and one-half years into the
Philippine-American War (1899-1914),, oustpoken pro-Americans Trinidad Pardo de Tavera and Benito Legarda Sr., a.k.a. Filipino traitors, are appointed as members of the American colonial body euphemistically called the "Philippine Commission" [translation: United States colonial commission to help colonize the Philippines]

- Martin Ocampo publishes the anti-American daily, El Renacimiento, which would turn out to be the most infuential newspaper in Manila in the early 20th century; with its first issue coming out two days later, El Renacimiento has as its editor, Rafael Palma, a journalist and lawyer who was part of the La Independencia, the successful newspaper Gen. Antono Luna established in September 1898 during the Second Phase of the Philippine Revolution against Spain going into the Philippine-American War.

1803 - Spanish King Charles IV orders the use of the smallpox vaccine in its colony, the Philippines; in three years time, the office of Small pox Vaccine would be created through another decree. 

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