Friday, October 8, 2010


Emilio Jacinto y Dizon

1897 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino patriot and  revolutionary dubbed the "Brains of the  Revolution," writes his masterpiece, A La  Patria (To My Fatherland), five months  after  he elected to fight the Spaniards  outside the command of the camp of Gen.  Emilio Aguinaldo responsible for the coup  against the leadership, and  murder-by-execution, of his close friend,  the Father of the Revolution, Andres Bonifacio; speculated to have been  inspired by the work of patriot and polymath Jose  Rizal's "Ultimo Adios," "A la Patria,"  written under Jacinto's pseudonym  Dimas-Ilaw, is said to equal the former  maybe not in literary respects but in  nobility and loftiness of thought.

1899 - Imperialist United States Gen.  Elwell S. Otis orders Col. Elliot and 300  marines to attack the Filipino defenders outside Noveleta, Cavite, and carry the  outposts and the town two years and eight  months into the protracted  Philippine-American War (1899-1914);  Filipinos fight the invaders with hot fire as Gen.  Schwan takes Old Cavite and the vicinity  of Noveleta, the enemy S.S. Patrol shells  the countryside.

1902 -Two years and eight months into  the protracted Philippine-American War  (1899-1914) but four months after  imperialist United States Theodore  Roosevelt falsely announced the official  end of the "insurrection," the colonial  Bureau of Education is established; the  Education body under the colonial  government of the American invaders  falls under the executive control of the Department of Public Instruction, with  the provinces being organized into divisions with superintendents taking charge of various school districts under  them.

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