Tuesday, June 22, 2010


1900 - Sixteen months into the Filipino-American War but after  the imperialist invading United States forces have arrested  some key people of the Philippine Republic, Gen. Arthur McArthur, the assigned American 'military ruler,' offers former Philippine Prime Minister Apolinario Mabini, amnesty  in exchange for swearing fealty to the Bald Eagle flag;  Mabini, considered as the "Brains of the [second phase of]  the Revolution," was jailed for being "a most active agitator"  [translation: patriot] and persistently and defiantly refusing  amnesty, and maintaining correspondence with insurgents  [translation: defenders of the Philippine Republic]; even  when Mabini will finally take his oath of allegiance to the US in 1903 after  years of exile, he will resume his patriotic work of agitating for independence for the Philippines.

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