Monday, February 20, 2012


1899 - The town of Manduriao, Iloilo, in the Philippines falls to the invading American forces three weeks into the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War (1899-1914) despite the valiant resistance of Ilongo Bermejo soldiers under General Martin Delgado y Bermejo; following the occupation of Iloilo by the imperialist forces, Delgado as politico-military governor of the province and army's general-in-chief will engage in efforts aimed at harassing the pale-skinned invaders with the support of combatants and non-combatants alike; the enemy Bald Eagle soldiers are said to have met heavy resistance in the province, with Delgado choosing to gallantly fight rather than surrender--as demanded by the pale-skinned invaders--to the marauding United States mercenaries;  the enemy also takes Jaro and, a few days earlier, Iloilo City, Sta. Barbaro and Oton; the Fil-Am War erupted on February 4, 1899 after imperialist American President William McKinley secretly ordered the US military to instigate hostilities in the bid to push the American Congress into funding and approving the "annexation" [translation: imperialist invasion] of the Philippines by way of ratifying the controversial Treaty of Paris wherein the expelled colonial Spaniards are supposed to have "ceded" the Southeast Asian islands to the US six months after the Filipinos declared Independence from Spain

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