Ang Republika Federal sg Kabisay-an (The Federal Republic of the Visayas)

Historical Facts obviously omitted or deliberately hidden in our School History Books
(Source: History Reborn"The Federal Republic of the Visayas" -by: dinggol a.divinagracia*June 12, 2007)

*That Spain had already formally surrendered to the Federal Republic of the Visayas even before Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was proclaimed Philippine President in Malolos, Bulacan on January 23, 1899. That our Independent Visayan Republic, had never been under the authority and jurisdiction of Aguinaldo's "Katagalogan" Republic in Luzon.

excerpted: "...A paper written by Jose Manuel Velmonte, a research associate at the UP Third World Studies Center, found that the Visayan revolutionary elites not only had sophisticated political ideas but also resented attempts by Malolos to assert its authority. A Tagalog military expedition sent by Malolos to Panay to assert its presence was met with hostility. The Luzon force led by Generals Ananias Diocno and Leandro Fullon was regarded by the Visayan revolutionaries, led by the Visayan supremo, Gen. Martin Delgado, as an ''invasion'' force ..." (Source: Inquirer-1999- 06-13 "View of revolt in provinces spurs revision" By: Amando Doronila)

According to Dr. Luis C.Dery, an eminent Filipino Scholar: "Expounding the extent of Aguinaldo's Philippine Army; the Bangsamoro nation's Mindanao, Sulu, and the rest of its islands never fell under Aguinaldo's politico-military control and sovereignty. In fact as late as August 1898 much of northern Luzon, southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao remained outside of the control of Aguinaldo's Republic. Thus, several military expeditions were sent to these places to bring' them to recognize the First Philippine Republic."

*That the 1898 Treaty of Paris preliminaries, should not have included territories of the sovereign "Visayan Nation"; the confederation of both the Central and Western Visayas Cantonal Governments by virtue of Spain's formal surrender prior to this U.S. and Spain treaty of peace (Paris) and the $20-million buy-out. Spain had no more legal rights to sell. In legal parlance "nemodat quod non habet” -meaning “you cannot give what is not yours”.

This diplomatic "Faux pas" that was supposed to be officially consummated and became legal and internationally binding only on APRIL 11, 1899 should, or rather must be rectified.
*June 12, 1898 -Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed Philippine Independence from Spain in Kawit, Cavite --but never won the war against Spain, as explained in the infamous betrayal --the "Mock Battle of Manila of August 13, 1898".

*Nov. 6 & Dec. 23, 1898 -Spain formally surrendered to both; the Negros Republic that merged (Dec. 2, 1898) with the Federal Republic of the Visayas based in Iloilo (respectively)

excerpted: "...These two nations, from a purely legal point of view, are COMPLETELY LEGITIMATE UNTIL TODAY. This could imply that the Manila-based Tagalista-oriented Unitarian central government of the Philippines in the Visayas and Mindanao is an Occupational Government, that ultimately originated from an invalid Treaty of Paris...."

Dr. Jose P. Dacudao; National President -Save Our Languages thru Federalism Foundation (SOLFED), Inc.

*July 4, 1946 -The United States of America granted Philippine Independence on a silver platter with strings attached.

"True Independence could never be just self-proclaimed nor bestowed upon, it has to be won and duly achieved with dignity" -- dinggol araneta divinagracia (Founder: Ilonggo Nation Movement (INM) Global Network ..Dec. 25, 2005)

*A lover of nature and reform activities by profession; a genealogist and environmentalist by avocation. A Cooperative Movement advocate, history buff and an amateur "newbie" writer)

"It is rather speculative as it is without basis of history if we mean of "history" is that which had been written for us by the "tutas" or lackeys of our colonial and imperial masters.." -- Benjie Evicner Estuche (INM Co-Founder)

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*When Christopher Columbus said that the world is round, people asked -What? and then they laughed.

*When the Wright brothers said they'll fly and soar the skies, people asked -How? and then they laughed.

*When Jules Verne wrote someday man could travel below the seven seas and shall walk on the moon, people asked - When? and then they laughed.

*When John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the Messiah, people asked -Who? and then they laughed.

*When the Ilonggo Nation Movement (INM) Global Network announced its mission and vision, people did not even bother to ask, What? How? When? or Who? --They just laughed and laughed. *People are still laughing, ...but the laughter is fading!

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"ACTA DE CAPITULACION~1898" (The Formal Surrender Document)

"ACTA DE CAPITULACION~1898" (The Formal Surrender Document)
*Nov. 6 & Dec. 23, 1898 -Spain formally surrendered to both; the Negros Republic that merged (Dec. 2, 1898) with the Federal Republic of the Visayas based in Iloilo (respectively)
Ergo! we won our battle-scarred freedom and legitimate independence and became a sovereign nation. The "First" Republic in the whole of Asia, but was nipped-in-the bud by the ugly Americans. A diplomatic faux pas, a political blunder and a travesty of history! --dinggol.d~~~


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

(By: dinggol araneta divinagracia-Ilonggo Nation Global Federation-02/16/2014)

Brief History:
As Congressman (1953-1955) of Iloilo City and Province, Roding Ganzon authored and sponsored the "Iloilo City Freedom Law" (Republic Act 1209) which restored to the people of Arevalo, Jaro, La Paz, Manduriao, Molo and Iloilo City proper their constitutional right to elect their own Mayor, Vice-Mayor and Councilors.

As the first elective Mayor (1955-1959), Ganzon built a modest grandstand within Sunburst Park, renamed "Freedom Park" fronting the Aduana --as a concrete memorial to the the new found political freedom of City residents.

In 1992, Mayor Mansing Malabor renovated the grandstand into a gigantic ILOILO CITY  FREEDOM GRANDSTAND, that adversely affected the impressive view of the old Iloilo Custom House.

They began after demolition of "Kantina ng Bayan" eateries and display booths in Freedom Park, operated by the Iloilo Walking Corp./Iloilo Walkers Club under the presidency of Dinggol A. Divinagracia, in joint venture with Iloilo City Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Inc. headed by Dr. Sergio M. Gonzalez.

Relocation, is the name of the game!
With the rapid growth of "La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo" and the no-holds-bar of becoming a first class modern megalopolis in the near future, many believed that the present site had already outlived it's purpose and has to be relocated to an appropriate location.

A New Horizon:
Ubdoubtedly the success of SM City and Megaworld Projects in Brgy. Bakhaw and Brgy. Airport in Mandurriao respectively, triggered massive commercial expansion and tourism attraction including it's environs.

It is in this context, that perhaps, the proposed relocation site shall be along the Villa Beach, an area within "La Villa Rica de Arevalo"-historicaL root of our beloved Ciudad de Iloilo.

Moreover, this would initiate the grand plan reclamation project and envisioned boulevard as venue for Paraw Regatta, Fluvial Sto. Niño procession, Re-enactment of the early arrival in Aninipay (Panay) of our adventurous sea-faring ancestors that inspired Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang, Binirayan and for any other future historical and cultural festivities.

Political Will:
Negative reaction for clearing the area shall certainly be encountered from the vote-rich informal settlers within the vicinity. It is imperative, therefore, that a compromise agreement be negotiated by and between the City government and legitimate organized residents associations therein.

Perhaps! a high-rise tenement housing project could be constructed within the area on a Build-Operate-Transfer program to accommodate the populace and managed by bonafide Brgy. Officials as approved by builders.

Kag kon mahimo ni Primo Narcing Monfort ang Coastal Road going to Dumangas; nga-a indi mahimo diri mismo sa aton Ciudad sang Iloilo? Ini iya tanan, kon sa akon gid lamang! ~~~

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