Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Gen. Arcadio Maxilom y Molero
1901 - Filipino Gen. Arcadio Maxilom y Molero of Cebu finally surrenders to the imperialist invading American forces nearly 2 years and 9 months into the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War 1899-1914); Maxilom, a former school teacher and, later, municipal captain, who emerged as a Cebuano leader of the Philippine Revolution against Spain after the traitorous assassination of Gen. Pantaleon "Leon Kilat" Villegas, went on to fight the invading  Bald Eagle soldiers and for a time refused to give up the independentist war before succumbing to mounting pressure to surrender following the string of captures or capitulation by fellow Cebuanos and the generals of the fledgling Philippine Republic particularly after the capture of President Emilio Aguinaldo who hastily swore allegiance to the Bald Eagle flag within less than a month after falling to the trap of the enemy Americans in late March 1901. 

1922 - Manuel L. Quezon, Senate President and future President of colonial Philippines during the imperialist American Occupation, is inducted into the labor organization Legionarios del Trabajo; the labor group was founded some four and one-half years earlier as the "Fraternidad Obrera de Legionarios del Trabajo," later to be renamed Fraternidad Obrera Filipina.

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