Sunday, January 15, 2012


1900 - Lipa, Batangas is captured and looted by the forces of the 38th and 39th infantry regiments of the imperialist United States, nearly a year into the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War (1899-1914); some three months after the Bald Eagle forces nation launched a full-scale invasion offensive against the ill-equipped forces of the fledgling Philippine Republic and as the flames of war engulf southern Luzon, the enemy regiments advance from Tanuan Batangas into Lipa, which enemy Major Elwell Otis would describe as being marked by the occasional firing of shots by small Filipino detachments and some brisk resistance; Filipino freedom-fighters would continue the fight for independence via guerrilla warfare including in Batangas, forcing the invading bald Eagle. soldiers to resort to the cruel tactic of concentration camps: by Christmas of 1901, all residents of Batangas as well as Laguna, including the women and children, would be herded and kept prisoners into small areas and their houses, carts, animals, etc. be burned down.

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