Thursday, November 18, 2010


1899 - Nine months into the protracted and bloody  Philippine-American War (1899-1914) the Filipino  freedom fighters engage in guerrilla warfare as soon  as enemy General Arthur MacArthur occupies the Tarlac towns of Gerona, Paniqui, and Tarlac; some  six days earlier, a Filipino council of war decided to continue the war for freedom through guerrilla warfare against the invading  Bald Eagle forces even as the fledgling Philippine Republic retreats further northward with the fall of the capital, Tarlac to the imperialist United States forces. 

1848 - Trinidad Tecson y Perez, future Filipina  revolutionary ("Henerala Ningning") and Red Cross  organizer, is born at San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan; Tecson  would become an active member of Logia de Adapcion, the women's masonic lodge of the Philippines, and later be  initiated into the women's chapter of the secret, pro-independence society,  Kagalanggalangang Katipunan  nang  manga Anak nang  Bayan (KKK); as the Revolution against Spain  breaks out, she would fight with fellow Filipino  Katipuneros in twelve battles under five generals,  including Gen. Francisco Makabulos, gen. Isidoro  Torres, and Gen. Mariano Llanera; under the period of imperialist American Occupation, Tecson would be  the first Filipina to organize the Red Cross,  eventually being dubbed the "Mother of Philippine  Red Cross."

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