1899 - Nearly ten months into the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914), Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya surrenders to
the invading enemy Americans led by Lt. Monroe of the Fourth; Monroe
commands the advance party of the 50 Bald Eagle soldiers on Carranglan
train, two days after Vigan, Ilocos Sur fell
as well to the imperialist North American invaders; about two years
earlier, the Americans deceptively began positioning themselves as
"ally" to the Filipino cause of independence against the yoke of
Spanish colonization, which eventually led Philippine leader Emilio F.
Aguinaldo to stupidly allow the infamous Mock Battle of Manila
that false that falsely showed to the world that it is the Americans
and not the Filipinos that have defeated the colonial Spaniards in the
Southeast Asian archipelago.
Imperialist U.S. Gen. John J. Pershing
1909 - Imperialist American Gen. John J. Pershing
is appointed military governor of the major island of Mindanao, nearly
10 years and 10 months into the protracted and bloody Philippine-American War (1899-1914); also referred to as "Black Jack," Pershing, who earlier either was sent or requested transfer to the Philippines in the first year of the Fil-Am War as U.S. Army Captain, would later be known for helping inflict "thousands of civilian casualties"
during the extensive military operations against Filipino Muslims on
Jolo; he will be the subject of a supposed legend--of having crushed
tenacious Muslim resistance to imperialist American rule by the threat
of contaminating their bodies with dirty pig blood before or while killing them and even wrapping their dead bodies with pigskin before burial.