1899 - A
member of a prominent Manila family visits Malolos, capital of the
fledgling Philippine Republic, to try to convince President Emilio
Aguinaldo y Famy on the futility of further resistance against imperialist
American forces some six weeks into the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914); after hearing the arguments of the prominent Manileno, Aguinaldo orders his immediate execution,
although two years later, the latter would himself swear allegiance to
the enemy American flag within only several days of his treacherous
capture by the Bald Eagle forces; the imperialist United States military
forces fired the first shots of the Phil-Am War on February 4, 1899 at
Sta. Ana, Manila as a deliberate provocation secretly planned by the William McKinley administration in the vile scheme to blame it on the Filipinos and influence the U.S. Senate into ratifying the Treaty of Paris and, thus, fund the military operations to invade the Philippines.
- Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo, President of the fledgling Philippine
Republic under siege from imperialist American invaders, reads aloud an
account of Lt. Col. Juan Villamor's military success in capturing 200 Americans with their rifles in
the Pial settlement of Abra Province; the proud account of Aguinaldo
read this morning at Libuagan camp in Kalinga comes a year and a month
into the Filipino-American War (1899-1914);
the emerging world power, the United States, decided to "annex"
[translation: invade] the fledgling Philippine Republic that declared
itself liberated from Spain in June 1898, with the administration of
Bald Eagle President William McKinley secretly ordering regimental
commanders to bring about conflict in the bid to trick the U.S. Senate
into approving the controversial Treaty of Paris
and effect funding for military operations to pursue the imperialist
policy for America's overseas
expansion; some two years earlier during the Philippine Revolution
against Spain, American military and diplomatic officials led by Admiral
George Dewey conned then revolutionary leader Aguinaldo into an 'alliance'
with the U.S. forces in fighting Spain during the intersecting
Spanish-American War by making verbal promises that the Bald Eagle
nation would honor Filipino independence.