Thursday, June 23, 2011


1898 - Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy changes the form of  government from  Dictatorial to Revolutionary following the  recent Declaration of Philippine Independence when most but  not yet all of the provinces and cities have been liberated by the Filipino patriots during the second phase of the Revolution against Spain; President Aguinaldo, who has acted upon the  advice of Apolinario Mabini y Maranan, his chief adviser, also issues a  decree establishing a Revolutionary Committee abroad;  unknown to Aguinaldo, who earlier forged an alliance with American Admiral George Dewey to fight Spain and subsequently apparently duped into stupidly thinking that the rising  imperialist nation the United States of America is an ally,  the two colonial countries are to later sign a peace protocol to halt Spanish-American War hostilities,  thus 'authorizing' the Bald Eagle nation to occupy and hold the city, bay, and harbor of Manila pending the conclusion of a treaty set to  define the control, disposition, and government of the Philippines; Spain and the U.S will stage the infamous Mock Battle of Manila to falsely show to the world that it is the Bald Eagle soldiers instead of the Filipinos who have defeated the Spaniards, sign the  Treaty of Paris that will ridiculously and baselessly 'cede' the Philippines  to the imperialist U.S. and by February 1899, the Philippine-American War (1899-1914) will commence.

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