Monday, August 22, 2011



1896 - Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro and fellow Katipuneros, Filipino revolutionaries against colonial Spain, exchange views on the Revolution during a general assembly in Kangkong, three days after the secret movement Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) is discovered and arrests of suspected revolutionaries have been made; in two days' time, Bonifacio and the Katipuneros he leads will transform the KKK into a revolutionary government to fight colonial Spain-- the "lodges into battalions, his grandmasters into captains, and the supreme council of the Katipunan"; in three days' time, the Katipuneros will win the first skirmish of the Himagsikan and in a week's time, the general uprising against the enemy will be launched and bloodily fought. 

1898 - The seat of the fledgling Philippine Republic is transferred by President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy who issues a decree ordering his men to prepare in moving the capital and headquarters from Bacoor, Cavite, to Malolos Bulacan; the order came nine days after the Mock Battle of Manila made it clear to Aguinaldo the intent of the imperialist United States to invade the Philippines and that its officials, including Admiral George Dewey and Gen. Thomas Anderson had conned him into stupidly cooperating in the war against Spain, even to the point of ridiculously allowing the free entry of US soldiers to the Southeast Asian archipelago; by February of the following year, the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914) will commence following its deliberate instigation by the Bald Eagle forces in line with the vile pre-arranged plan ordered by US President William McKinley in his bid to push the American Congress into annexing [translation: invading] the Philippines.

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