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)

The Cooperative Movement-"It is not the best way, it is the onlyway"..
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Join the Last Laugh with us!

*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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Claim Your Birth Right!

*Estado Federal de Bisayas*

*Ilonggo Nation Movement (INM) Global Network, precursor of the Ilonggo Nation Global Federation*

“To appreciate where you are now, you should know where you came from.”

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Gen. Roque Aplasca Lopez of Jaro, Iloilo City-First Presidente of the Estado Federal de Bisayas in 1898.

". . .The "Comite de Conspiradores" initiated by Don Francisco Felipe Villanueva and headed by Don Raymundo Angulo Melliza was formed in Parian, now Molo in Iloilo on March 18, 1898. The initial members were "Parianons" that included; Pablo Araneta, Fernando Salas, Francisco Soriano, Jovito Yusay and from Jaro; Roque Lopez and Simon Ledesma. This became the nucleus that started the highly disciplined and well organized covert revolutionary movement in the Island of Panay. Five months later, together with the revolutionary leaders outside the City led by Martin Teofilo Delgado y Bermejo of Sta. Barbara, they formed a revolutionary government and thus, the "Estado Federal de Bisayas" was established. Thereafter, Gen. Roque Aplasca Lopez was elected President of the Assembly. . ."

It is regretable, indeed, that there is no street named nor a historical marker installed to honor Gen. Roque A. Lopez, the Ilonggo patriot and first President of the "Estado Federal de Visayas" and many more Ilonggo leaders, who won the revolution against Spanish colonization, thereby achieved the status as a truly independent and legitimate sovereign nation before the "Faux pas" of U.S. invasion in 1899 of the Ilonggo Nation.

Whereas, our City's main thoroughfares were named to honor our forebears adversaries and the revolucionary losers from Luzon. (Brgy. & Gen. Hughes St. , Gen. Luna St. , Bonifacio, J.M.Basa Street, etc., etc...). Likewise, Ilonggo Illustrados who collaborated with the early American regime.


Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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http://oldsite.isatu.edu.ph/  


The ILOILO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY (ISAT-U)

During the American regime in 1905, the ILOILO TRADES SCHOOL was established in Calle Iznart, Iloilo City to offer vocational courses for technical skill training.

Later, the school was transferred to Lapaz District and permanently settled along Calle Burgos. In 1938 it was renamed ILOILO SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADE (ISAT) by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 313 signed by President Manuel L. Quezon.

During the Marcos era in 1983, by virtue of Batas Pambansa 395, ISAT became WESTERN VISAYAS COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (WVCST). With it's massive expansion in curricular offerings, WVCST rapidly became a premiere institution of higher learning.

Finally, by virtue of Republic Act No. 10595 authored by Iloilo City Representative Jerry P. Treñas, WVCST was converted into the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) in June 2013.

ISAT-U has five campuses, with the main campus in Lapaz and external campuses in the towns of Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Leon and Miag-ao. WVCST campus in Jordan, Guimaras was later integrated into Guimaras State College.

I am proud to have been duly elected and served for two (2) consecutive terms as VIce-President of the WVCST- Parent's-Teacher's Association (PTA) and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee years ago, together with Vicente "Vic" Parcia as PTA President and Luis "Louie" Sorolla, Jr -our worthy Secretary who is now the President of West Visayas State University (WVSU). --dinggol.d~~~

Friday, September 02, 2016

Ang Distrito sang Lapaz sa Ciudad sang Iloilo.
The Seven Districts in the City of Iloilo


The District of Lapaz in the City of Iloilo, Philippines was named after it's Patron Saint Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje. It was founded sometime in 1865 by five "Tumandok" of the town then known as "Lobo". At that time, the natives also called the town Ilauod, which means "down the river" and later became known as Bag-ong Banua or Nuevo Pueblo.

The first gobernadorcillo of the town was Capitan Marcelo Jereos, from whom Jereos Street was named. He served from 1865 to 1867.

He was one of the five founders of the town, which included Gregorio Divinagracia, Moises Gustilo, Felipe Huervana and Eusebio Jereos.

Main thoroughfares were named after them in Lapaz, Iloilo City.

Likewise, Barangay Divinagracia, Barangay Gustilo and Barangay Jereos were created to honor their memories. 

Just wondering why there is no Barangay Huervana to date. --dinggol.d~~~

(Main source: Nereo Cajilig Luján's article)
Nuestra SeÑora de Lapaz y Buen Viaje Parish Church
Lapaz Public Plaza