Wednesday, May 11, 2011

11 MAY

1897 - A day after Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy sealed tightly his revolutionary power grab by the elimination of Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, the former loses pitched battles against the Spanish colonial forces under Governor-General Primo de Rivera in Indang, Cavite, enabling the enemy colonizers to recapture a number of upland towns including Mendez, Nunez, Alfonso, Baileng, Magallanes, and Marandon, where the mountain site of Bonifacio's killing; Apolinario Mabini y Maranan, Aguinaldo's future trusted adviser and Prime Minister, will write decades later that Aguinaldo's power-grab against and assassination-cum-execution of Supremo Bonifacio was a tragedy that "smothered the enthusiasm for the revolutionary cause," with many revolutionaries from "Manila, Laguna, and Batangas, who were fighting for the province (of Cavite)" being demoralized and subsequently quit.

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