Wednesday, February 8, 2012


1890 - Claro Recto y Mayo, future Filipino nationalist statesman and president of the 1934 Constitutional Convention is born; Recto will be one of the sternest critics of American colonial rule, advocating Philippine autonomy and removal of the United States military bases, and the controversial parity rights that gives imperialist Americans the right to exploit Philippine natural resources; he will ran for president against then Vice-President Carlos P. Garcia but will lose, with his candidacy suffering from the dirty tricks department of the Bald Eagle's Central Intelligence Agency that will distribute holed condoms labeled  "Courtesy of Claro M. Recto--the People's Friend"; dubbed one of the 'finest minds of his generation,' Recto, who had no known heart disease, will officially die from heart attack in October 1960 but suspicions on his death will be cast on the CIA because prior to his death, he would meet with two mysterious "Caucasians" in business suits before his death, and with US government documents later showing CIA Chief of Station Ralph Lovett and US Ambassador to the Philippines Admiral Raymond Spruance having earlier discussed plan to murder Recto with a vial of poison.

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