|American Atrocity Cartoon|
What brutality! What infamy for a nation that prides itself on being civilized and humane! Enough of amercanism! Then long live the the Filipino Republic!
1891 - The colonial pacification of Buloung, Cotabato is completed when the district's Sultan and Datus inform the Spanish of their willingness to acknowledge Spanish rule; coming some five years before the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution and two years before future anti-colonial hero Andres Bonifacio y de Castro co-found the secret society aiming for the complete liberation of the the Southeast Asian nation from the yoke of colonial stranglehold, the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), the offer is accepted by the Parang garrison's colonial Military Commander.
1972 - The entire Philippines is placed under Martial Law by President Ferdinand E. Marcos with the issuance of Proclamation No. 1081 on the strength of the 1935 Constitution's Article VII, Section 10, Paragraph 2, making Marcos the most powerful person in the Southeast Asian archipelago as he now exercises commander-in-chief powers in relation to martial law; Marcos rationalizes the proclamation with the existence of lawless elements in the insurrectionist force dubbed the New People's Army, supposedly intending to overthrow the government and supplant it with one adhering to Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ideology.