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.
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*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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"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, July 12, 2015

The Untold Story of the Philippine Revolution.

The Untold Story of the Philippine Revolution.

The leadership of Aguinaldo imposed on the revolutionary masses was all along illustrado, meaning, coming from the elite of the Philippine society of that time. The assasination of the Bonifacio brothers of Tondo, Manila; Gen. Antonio Luna of Ilocandia; perhaps, even of Pantaleon "Leon Kilat" Villegas of Negros Oriental in Cebu, et al.. completed the elitist design to wrestle the revolutionary leadership from the plebian to the landed illustrados of Cavite to pave the way for a dictatorial government.

For all intents and purposes, the surrender of the Spaniards to the American forces at the Bagumbayan field should only be construed as those territories which were under the sphere of influence of the Aguinaldo forces. Resistance continued in some parts of Luzon under Gen. Miguel Malvar of Batangas and Gen. Artemio Ricarte of IIocus Sur as well as  the forces led by Gen. Servillano Aquino of Tarlac, grandfather of the late Ninoy Aquino. Malvar declared  his own Philippine Republic in Sto. Tomas, Batangas  and a series of declaration of independence of pocket republics from Southern Luzon to the Visayas and Northern Mindanao followed including those that were cited by Agurang Dinggol Araneta Divinagracia.

The Treaty of Paris (TOP) covered the whole Philippine Archipelago as the country was considered owned by the King of Spain under the stewardship of the Encomienderos and the Catholic Church which collected taxes for the Spanish royalty although their collection were sent to the Vatican in the form of tithes called Peter's Pence. After all, it was Pope Alexander VI (of the infamous Borgia Spanish Papal Mafia) who authorized the spread of Catholicism to the South Americas and the Far East Asia by dividing the discoverable world into hemispheric areas under the maritime powers from the Iberian Peninsula: Spain and Portugal. Historian Sonia Magbanua Zaide flounts this fact that we were blessed to be under Spanish influence rather than the more barbaric Portuguese.

Who, then, received the $20 million from the government of the United States should be made to account for the territories being ceded under the TOP because of the "prior surrender" of Governor-General  Diego de los Rios, the last duly constituted Spanish authority in the Philippine archipelego  to the Revolutionary Forces of the Republic of the Visayas. Surely, it was the representative of the Spanish monarchy who did not forget that the Philippines were owned by Spain in the name of God which is the reason why the religious orders existing in the country by that time became owners of large landed estates even up to now.

Efforts should be made towards letting Spain realize this diplomatic faux pas.The residual government of Spain should correct this error in history and start to amplify to the world its recognition of the "Estado Federal de Bisayas" spearheaded by the "Ilonggo Nation" during those revolutionary times. The Vatican should also follow up this move otherwise they should surrender all their real estate holdings in the territories of the Republic of the Visayas and give these to the poor and the landless. They owe this to God whose name they used when they discovered the archipelago.

This is the mission brought upon the shoulder of the Ilonggo Nation Movement (INM) Global Network, precursor of The Ilonggo Nation Global Federation.

AGURANG AMIN (INM Co-Founder)-(Oklahoma, USA)

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