Saturday, October 1, 2011


1898 - Filipino ilustrados who would later prove to be turncoats and avid American lackeys Cayetano Arellano and T.H. Pardo de Tavera take their oaths as cabinet members of the fledgling Philippine Republic under Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo; Arellano, who takes the portfolio of Foreign Affairs and de Tavera, that of Director of  Diplomacy, would most ignominiously testify in June 1899 before the imperialist body, the Philippine Commission [translation: imperialist body tasked to subjugate the inhabitants of the Philippines], that the Filipinos are not capable of self-rule, welcoming the imperialist rule of the United States and even later becoming officials of the colonial government.

1906 - Seven and eight months into the bloody and protracted  Philippine-American War (1899-1914), the very first convention of provincial governors under the colonial government imposed by the imperialist United States takes place in Manila.

1948 - The first official census takes place under an 'independent' Philippines, the first ever census taken by an all-Filipino staff; the compilation for  the results of the census work for this day, earlier  designated by President Elpidio R. Quirino as "Census Day," are compiled by the Bureau of Census and Statistics.

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