Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Pedro A. Paterno, turncoat 2x

1897 - Filipino illustrado Pedro  A. Paterno offers to mediate a peace pact between the revolutionary forces now led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and the Spanish colonial regime under Gov. Gen. Fernando Primo de Rivera, supposedly necessary to bring about a new series of reforms to assure Philippine prosperity, which would result to the Pact of Biak-na-Bato; the mediation of Paterno, who would later be the second Prime Minister of the fledgling First Republic, would also be regarded in history  as an infamous turncoat siding with the colonial Spaniards and later the imperialist Americans; around the first quarter of 1897 during the first phase of the Philippine Revolution against Spain, Aguinaldo's camp was accused by Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, leader of the secret-society-turned-revolutionary-government  Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK) as having committed treason against the nation and the revolution by trying to forge a peace pact with the enemy Spanish colonial forces.

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