Saturday, November 6, 2010


1574 - Rajah Lakandula, King of Tondo, in Luzon island, the Philippines, along with his uncle Rajah Soliman, leads an uprising protesting the Spaniards' ill treatment of his compatriots during the early decades of Spanish colonization of the southeast Asian archipelago; three years earlier, Lakandula, who would be the last of the Filipino state kings, declared himself friend of Spain along with two fellow chieftains Laya and Sulayman following the Second Conquest of Manila by the colonizing pale-skinned Europeans; Lakandula would become an active early Spanish collaborator, to be used by Spain in pacifying the last independent settlements in the island of Luzon, including  Lubao and Betis and in helping defend  the Spanish settlements against the invasion of Chinese pirates led by Warlord Limahong.

 1898 - Colonial Spanish forces in Negros Occidental capitulate to the Filipino revolutionaries during  a formal turnover of Bacolod city to the natives held in the house of revolutionary Jose Luzuriaga during the tail end of the Philippine Revolution;  the capitulation came more than two months  following the infamous Mock Battle of Manila wherein emerging  imperialist nation, the United States,  and colonial  Spain falsely showed to the world  that it is the Americans, and not the  Filipino, who defeated the  Spanish colonizers  in the Southeast Asian  archipelago; following the local Spanish surrender, the people of  Negros led by prominent residents will later set up a provisional federal-style government called Republica de Negros that supposedly recognizes the authority of the central government of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. 

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