Friday, April 13, 2012


Filipino soldiers in the plaza of Malolos

1899 - Two months after the breakout of the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914), the victories of the Philippine Army in intense gunbattles in Malolos, Marilao, Polo, Novaliches and Mariquina and the great losses suffered by the imperialist American invaders are communicated to the local chief of Gerona, Tarlac; the communique mentions about the Filipinos' positive expectations of their triumph in the Phil-Am War, including how the vile Bald Eagle invaders will supposedly be unable to advance to Marilao in Bulacan; the assessment is based on the analysis of the war defense by the Gen. Antonio Luna y Novicio, Philippine Republic's military leader said to have the greatest capacity for war, two months before members of the Kawit company assassinate Luna on orders of President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy; the Phil-Am War was deliberately triggered by the imperialist American military under the vile pre-arranged plan of US President William McKinley so as to precipitate a war in the bid to push the American. Senate into approving the ridiculous Treaty of Paris and thus secure funding for invasion operations to annex the Philippines, former Spanish colony that launched the Himagsikan (Revolution) under Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro in late 1896.

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