1899 - During the early phase of the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914), Pedro Paterno and Felipe Buencamino,"autonomists" dubbed by Gen. Antonio Luna y Novicio as traitors
to Philippine independence, present to the invader North Americans
their "peace" proposals; on this same day in 1900, one year and five months
after the greedy and bullying United States invaded the fledgling Philippine
Republic, Gen. Arthur MacArthur, assigned to be the military 'ruler' of the Philippine Islands, plays the propaganda game
by issuing an 'amnesty' decree to the native defenders and insanely calling
the rightful war staged by Filipinos as 'insurrection' against the US; only more than a year earlier around May 1898, the emerging imperialist Bald Eagle nation through Admiral George Dewey forged an alliance
with the Filipino revolutionaries to fight Spain, deceptively
promising--along with other military/diplomatic Bald Eagle leaders such
as US Consul in Singapore and Hongkong Rounseville Wildman and E. Spencer Pratt--that
America will honor Filipino independence; subsequently, Gen. Emilio F.
Aguinaldo, leader of the second phase of the Philippine Revolution,
will stupidly allow the free entry of American soldiers into the archipelago, thus enabling the future enemy imperialist forces to position themselves for the Mock Battle of Manila
that will wrongly show the world that the colonial Spaniards in the
islands were defeated by the US forces instead of the Filipino
revolutionaries, and subsequently, facilitate American invasion of the Philippines.