1898 - Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy changes the form of government from Dictatorial to Revolutionary
following the recent Declaration of Philippine Independence when most
but not yet all of the provinces and cities have been liberated by
the Filipino patriots during the second phase of the Revolution against
Spain; President Aguinaldo, who has acted upon the advice of
Apolinario Mabini y Maranan, his chief adviser, also issues a decree
establishing a Revolutionary Committee abroad; unknown to Aguinaldo,
who earlier forged an alliance with American Admiral George Dewey to fight Spain and subsequently apparently duped into stupidly thinking that the rising imperialist nation the United States of America
is an ally, the two colonial countries are to later sign a peace
protocol to halt Spanish-American War hostilities, thus 'authorizing'
the Bald Eagle nation to occupy
and hold the city, bay, and harbor of Manila pending the conclusion of
a treaty set to define the control, disposition, and government of
the Philippines; Spain and the U.S will stage the infamous Mock Battle of Manila to falsely show to the world that it is the Bald Eagle soldiers instead of the Filipinos who have defeated the Spaniards, sign the Treaty of Paris that will ridiculously and baselessly 'cede' the Philippines to the imperialist U.S. and by February 1899, the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War (1899-1914) will commence.