|American Atrocity Cartoon|
1900 - Filipino freedom-fighter Faustin Pantua writes about imperialist American brutality resulting from the enemy's defeat at the Battle of Mabitac four days earlier when 180 of their soldiers either died or were wounded compared to only five on the side of the Philippine army, one year and seven months into the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914); Pantua narrates how the Bald Eagle soldiers, learning of the death of Lt. Col. Fidel S. Angeles in the Mabitac battle, clothed a person they have held captive for years to make him look like the Filipino colonel, and then killed him in the town of Baybay to apparently make it appear that the Mabitac defenders fell into their hands; shocked of the imperialist enemy's gross atrocities, Pantua writes:
What brutality! What infamy for a nation that prides itself on being civilized and humane! Enough of amercanism! Then long live the the Filipino Republic!
1891 - The colonial pacification of Buloung, Cotabato is completed when the district's Sultan and Datus inform the Spanish of their willingness to acknowledge Spanish rule; coming some five years before the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution and two years before future anti-colonial hero Andres Bonifacio y de Castro co-found the secret society aiming for the complete liberation of the the Southeast Asian nation from the yoke of colonial stranglehold, the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), the offer is accepted by the Parang garrison's colonial Military Commander.
1972 - The entire Philippines is placed under Martial Law by President Ferdinand E. Marcos with the issuance of Proclamation No. 1081 on the strength of the 1935 Constitution's Article VII, Section 10, Paragraph 2, making Marcos the most powerful person in the Southeast Asian archipelago as he now exercises commander-in-chief powers in relation to martial law; Marcos rationalizes the proclamation with the existence of lawless elements in the insurrectionist force dubbed the New People's Army, supposedly intending to overthrow the government and supplant it with one adhering to Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ideology.