Monday, August 6, 2012


1907 - Gen. Macario Sakay, one of the Filipino military leaders who had continued fighting the imperialist United States invaders eight years into the Philippine-American War (1899-1914), is meted out the death sentence; essentially based on the ideals and principles of the underground-society-turned-revolutionary-government Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan  nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) during the Philippine Revolution against Spain,  Sakay had established the Republika ng Katagalugan (entire Philippines) with a popularly backed guerrilla operations in Morong, Laguna, Cavite and Quezon in patriotic defiance of the colonial American government, was deceived by colonial Gov.-Gen. Henry Clay Ide who made it appear that Sakay's  his surrender was necessary to give way to the election of an all-Filipino Philippine Assembly legislature, falsely promising him and his supporters amnesty; upon his deceptive abduction by the imperialist Bald Eagle authorities, Sakay could only exclaim to Dominador Gomez, the Filipino collaborator who helped in his trickery: "Tell the Americans to face us in the open field, in honorable battle.”

1898 -  Generals Artemio Ricarte and Pio del Pilar express their misgivings to President Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy as to the real nature of American policy towards the Philippines; this as Aguinaldo issues a proclamation to the United States and all foreign governments explaining the nature and scope of the Revolutionary Government and the proclamation of country's independence by provincial representatives, begging for the protection of all nations of the civilized world and beseeching their formal recognition of the state of belligerence and the independence of the Philippines;” by February 4 the following year, the imperialist-in-the-making Bald Eagle nation will instigate the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914) and will eventually successfully invade and occupy the Southeast Asian nation until 1946 when it will "grant" the Philippines independence (but not before ensuring its neocolonial status through through agreements and  treaties aimed at manipulating and controlling Filipinos' political and economic lives.

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