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!

ang inyo alagad... sa guihapon ...dinggol a. divinagracia~~~

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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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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

On December 19th, 2015 - the cozy "Carla's Cafe" at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA was venue of the Ilonggo Association of Southern California (IASC), Inc. annual Christmas Celebration.

Facilitated by President-Elect (2016-18) Maribelle Montilla, assisted by Boy and Ester Villarete-Salvilla and with full support of out-going IASC, Inc. President Freddie Abadiano, the X'mas party was a great success. Yes! with the sumptuous dinner-buffet, open (cash) bar, fine music of the yesteryears and of course dance, dance, dance till midnight.

The ever-smiling Fred and his partner-for-life Ma'am Hilda Akol-Yapjoco and my prima Yasmine Araneta with her jolly hubby Toto Castellano and Perla Torrecampo San Agustin led the group dancing participated by the young and young once.

At last, I personally met mutual FB friend namon ni DayGladys Longno, the pretty Evita Peron dlp who did not sing "Don't Cry for me Argentina" but danced the whole night through.

Third Alejandria who arrived solo joined us with a contented smile after he dropped off wifey Zeny in LAX for Pinas. Daw sa Ba-o nga ginhaboy sa tubig kuno! siling ni Jimboy Garcia who came with his fave spirit JW black.

Together   with us in the round table were immediate Past President Joevan and Nenita Panizales (his one & only first lady); Cezar Sam Canto with the love of his life who acted as our photo shooter; Rey Gayomali; Roeben Millan; Anwa Chua and Mando Buenaflor Abalos kag Prexy Freddie nga galumpat-lumpat lamesa.

Kudos! to former IASC first lady Evelyn Aldeguer (who came with past IASC  President Bhoy A.), Rosemarie Balsomo-Chua, Carmina Garcia, Leah Taleon-Edurese and Ms Bongie Sarmiento who led the reception and welcome committee at the entrance that registered about 70 in attendance.

Another former first lady Dr. Erlyn Rodriguez-Zaragoza came with family sans hubby past Prexy "Butch" but with special guest from Capiz, Corrie del Rosario-Miraflores, my new found kin, who I jokingly told not to call me "Tito" kundi Manong ukon Primo lamang! Harakhak!!! .

The low-profile first lady Jocelyn Abadiano of incumbent Prexy Freddie came with unica hija-heredera Marijo A. Bedro and bugtong nga apo Andre.

Migo Rene Toto Aaron, as usual came with the apple-of-his-eye, ang iya Apo the bedimpled "Baby Jaden".

Mimi Lavado was seen chit-chatting and enjoying the company of friends Helen Bernardo and Aimee Romare.

The group of Victoria Jiz Abantao came a little late but not too late

Surprisingly, many inactive members dala na si Raymund Avanceña, tumandok sang Villa, braved the inclement weather and came over with the assurance to be more visible in the forthcoming activities of our Ilonggo Association in sunny Californy! ...

"Malipayon nga Paskua kag Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa tanan!  Padayon ang hublag Ilonggo!!! -dinggol.d~~~

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