Saturday, July 28, 2012


Imperialist American Civil Gov.-Gen William Forbes (right, back row)

1909 - Ten years into the bloody and protracted  Philippine-American War (1899-1914), the imperialist United States-installed colonial civil government of  Gov.-Gen. Cameron Forbes recommends the reconstruction  of Jose Protacio Rizal's house in Dapitan where the Filipino hero was  exiled during the Spanish colonial era;  Rizal would be an "American-sponsored" figure to be made  as the Philippines' "national hero" by the Bald Eagle colonial government, chosen over the 'too radical' Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, Supremo of the underground-society-turned-revolutionary-government fighting the Spanish rule, the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan  nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), and the 'Sublime Paralytic' Apolinario Mabini y Maranan who will be considered by the imperialists as 'unregenerate;'

 -- 54 years earlier, on July 28, 1855, Juan B. Marcaido is granted a gold medal for  his efforts and studies on the method of banana fiber  extraction by the Economics Society of Friends of the Country; on July 28, 1963, 24 Philippine Boy Scouts and  Scouter delegates to the 11th Boys Scout World Jamboree in  Marathon, Greece, perish in a airplane crash in the Arabian  Sea.

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