Friday, May 27, 2011

27 MAY

1898 - The camp of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, leader of the Philippine Revolution against Spain (since May 1897) receives the first consignment of arms in Cavite from American consul Rounseville Wildman as part of the parties' unwritten deal forged in Hong Kong during the former's unsuccessful trip to meet imperialist United States Commodore George Dewey; Wildman will never deliver the second arms shipment to Aguinaldo, paid for with P67,000, and within nine months, the US will embark on its imperialistic invasion of the Philippines; the Americans will soon deceptively begin positioning  themselves as "ally" to the Filipino cause of  independence against the yoke of Spanish  colonization, which will eventually lead Philippine leader Emilio F. Aguinaldo to stupidly permit the Bald Eagle soldiers to freely enter the archipelago, thus allowing the infamous Mock Battle of Manila that falsely showed  to the world that it is the United States forces and not the Filipinos that have defeated the colonial Spaniards  in the Southeast Asian islands.

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