Sunday, April 24, 2011


Photo art: JB
1897 - Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, Supremo of the Philippine underground-society-turned-revolutionary government Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan, writes to his confidante and Commander of Manila's revolutionary forces Emilio Jacinto y Dizon about the detestable acts of treason/collaboration with the enemy Spaniards that was engaged in by certain members of the the Magdalo faction of the revolutionary movement: "Daniel Tirona, Mtro. De Guerra, Jose del Rosario, Interior Minister, Jose Caelles, teniente Gral., almost all of Tanza residents along with the priest there; all of whom were partisans of Capt. Emilio [Aguinaldo];" Bonifacio relays to Jacinto the fraud and anomaly that characterized the Tejeros Convention elections held about a month earlier, including how the convention was rushed despite the lack of representation from other districts and Don Artemio Ricarte's declaration about the fraud  of the elections; the Generalissimo also expresses fears that his company seems to be in danger not only from the Spanish enemy but, also, from the local [Caviteno] revolutionary leaders (true to his fears, Supremo Bonifacio will be seized, subjected to  kangaroo court martial, and executed by Capitan Emilio Aguinaldo's forces).

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