Sunday, November 28, 2010


1899 - Nearly ten months into the bloody and  protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914)Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya surrenders to the  invading enemy Americans led by Lt. Monroe of the  Fourth; Monroe commands the advance party of the 50 Bald Eagle soldiers on Carranglan train, two days after Vigan, Ilocos Sur fell as well to the imperialist  North American invaders; about two years earlier, the Americans deceptively began positioning  themselves as "ally" to the Filipino cause of  independence against the yoke of Spanish  colonization, which eventually led Philippine leader Emilio F. Aguinaldo to stupidly allow the infamous Mock Battle of Manila that false that falsely showed  to the world that it is the Americans and not the Filipinos that have defeated the colonial Spaniards  in the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Imperialist U.S. Gen. John J. Pershing
1909 - Imperialist American Gen. John J. Pershing  is appointed military governor of the major island  of Mindanao, nearly 10 years and 10 months into  the protracted and bloody Philippine-American War  (1899-1914); also referred to as "Black Jack,"  Pershing, who earlier either was sent or requested transfer  to the Philippines in the first year of the Fil-Am War  as U.S. Army Captain, would later be known for  helping inflict "thousands of civilian casualties"  during the extensive military operations against  Filipino Muslims on Jolo; he will be the subject of a supposed legend--of having crushed tenacious Muslim resistance to imperialist American rule by the threat of contaminating their bodies with dirty pig blood before or while killing them and even wrapping their dead bodies with pigskin before burial.

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