Friday, May 4, 2012


1897 - Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, President of the underground society-turned-revolutionary-government Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan battling to liberate the Philippine from colonial Spain, gives his testimony before the kangaroo court martial formed by Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy in the latter's bid to seal his seditious scheme of to wrest the revolutionary leadership from the Supremo; testifying before the turn of his wife, Gregoria de Jesus who had been raped by Aguinaldo's man, Col. Agapito Bonzon, alias "Yntong" the one who led the violent seizure of the Bonifacios on April 28, the Supremo is said to have stated that he is unaware of the existence of another revolutionary government in the province and neither aware whether or not he holds any legal powers in said body; the Bonifacios were treacherously seized by Aguinaldo's men in Limbon, Cavite after Yntong visited them on the night of April 27, pretending there was no such vile operation and then leading the shooting/assault of the Bonifacio brothers, with the Chinese Col. Ignacio Paua  subsequently stabbing him in the neck before the Bonifacio's men prevented the murder of the Supremo on the spot; Aguinaldo, who was "elected" President of a body superseding the Katipunan during the fraudulent and scandalous Tejeros Convention but which was nullified by the Acta de Tejeros signed by Bonifacio and some 40 other Katipuneros,  subsequently formed the Council of War to try the Supremo allegedly for treason and conspiracy to assassinate him.

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