Friday, April 1, 2011

1 April

President Emilio F. Aguinaldo
&  imperialist captor, Frederick Funston
1901 - Philippine President on-the-run Emilio Aguinaldo takes the oath of allegiance to the imperialist United States flag, only a few days after his capture in Palanan, Isabela by enemyAmerican forces pretending to be captives of traitorous Filipino mercenaries; the treacherous operation on March 23,  led by Bald Eagle soldier Frederick Funston, promptly merited condemnation by the Anti-Imperialist League, including American writer Mark Twain who will describe the US volunteer army officer as "the man who captured Aguinaldo by methods which would disgrace the lowest blatherskite that is doing time in any penitentiary.; apart from swearing fealty to the enemy flag, Aguinaldo promptly even signs on that same day a widely circulated proclamation calling upon his generals and soldiers to accept imperialist-imposed peace and unite "around the glorious and sovereign banner of the United States," adding that he acknowledges the "sovereignty of the United States" over the entire archipelago; Aguinaldo's capitulation declaration would be defied for a time by only a few of the remaining Malolos generals at large, including Gen. Luciano S. San Miguel, but also by a considerable number of  Katipuneros, veteran patriots from the Revolution of 1896, thus helping extend the hostilities of the Filipino-American War (1899-1914).

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