Wednesday, February 1, 2012


1901 - Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy asks Isabela province's military commander for reinforcements as the invading American forces advance towards Palanan in big numbers nearly two years into the protracted and bloody Filipino-American War (1899-1914); Aguinaldo and the fledgling southeast Asian republic had been on the run following the intensified  operations of the imperialist United States in late 1899; on this same day, the Aguinaldo party returns to their camp in Oscaris, Isabela, summoning the Filipino troops in Nueva Vizcaya to join his soldiers in Oscaris.

1863 - Future Filipino American- colonial-era jurist and educator  Ignacio Villamor y Borbon is born during the Spanish colonial period; Villamor would  become a representative of Ilocos Sur  to the Malolos Congress following the Declaration of Independence against Spain and would co-found the first Philippine state university, the Universidad Literaria de Filpinas that existed during what would be the fledgling and short-lived period of the Philippine Republic prior to the American invasion of the islands; Villamor would serve the imperialist United States during the colonial period as jurist and educator; the first Filipino president of the University of the Philippines  that would be established by the Bald Eagle colonial government in 1908, Villamor would be infamous for handing down on August 6, 1907 the  guilty verdict and capital punishment to freedom-fighting patriot Macario Sakay,  the Katagulagan Republic President whom the imperialist Americans will con into  surrendering and prosecute as "bandit" in the effort to villify and quell continued Filipino resistance against the Bald Eagle invasion.

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