Monday, July 2, 2012


1899 - Apolinario Mabini y Maranan, Foreign Affairs Minister of the fledgling Philippine Republic under siege from the enemy Bald Eagle forces,  writes to his friends, including Isidro de los Santos, deploring the killing of Gen. Antonio  Luna y Novicio (who was assassinated less than a month ago on apparent orders of President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy ) and also stating how  the thermal baths at Balungaw have hardly improved his health  five months into the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914);

--  imperialist  representative Jacob G. Schurman of the Philippine Commission [translation: United  States colonial body commission to help invade the Philippines] returns to Manila from a  three-week tour in the southern islands and  expresses his ridiculous impression that supposedly, "the  intelligent and substantial citizens desire an American protectorate" as the "masses are  awaiting the settlement [of the ongoing Fil-Am War] in Luzon before making any  commitment"; as reported by the New York Times,  Schurman based his statements on his three-week tour of the Southern as he claims that the local chief of Santo Nicolas in Cebu told him that they want desire food, peace, and prosperity instead of fighting; Schurman's statements apparently form just one of the many propaganda lies and deception perpetrated by Bald Eagle officials, beginning with   Admiral George Dewey who in May 1898 forged an alliance with the Filipino revolutionaries to fight Spain, deceptively promising that America will honor Philippine independence, allowing Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo, leader of the second phase of the Philippine Revolution, to stupidly permit the free entry of American soldiers into the archipelago, thus enabling the future enemy imperialist forces to position themselves for the Mock Battle of Manila that will wrongly show the world that the colonial Spaniards in the islands were defeated by the US forces instead of the Filipinos; Schurman's propaganda comes nearly a year after Aguinaldo declared Philippine Independence, with majority of the Southeast Asian islands already in the hands of the natives, and a mere five months after the enemy Americans deliberately instigated the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War  (1899-1914) in the bid  of US President William McKinley to make the Congress ratify the Treaty of Paris and, thus, vote for the annexation [read: invasion] of the Philippines.


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