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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*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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The Batanguenos, Ilonggos and the Tausogs of Sulu Bloodline

THE BATANGUENOS, ILONGGOS AND THE TAUSUGS OF SULU BLOODLINE
(By: dinggol araneta divinagracia -Ilonggo Nation Movement (INM) Global Network *June 19, 2011)

Prologue:
This article is written as a tribute to our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, the Pride of the Malayan Race, whose 150th birth anniversary we celebrate today.

Generally speaking, there are many similarities in the inherent traits and characterestics of the Batangueños, Ilonggos and the Tausogs of Sulu.These three ethnic groups; natives of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao respectively, are skilled in making distinctive bladed weapons. The Batangueños for balisong and biente nueve; Ilonggos for talibong, guinunting and pinuti and theTausogs for kris, kalis, barung and kampilan. Common among the three is the "Sundang" or dagger.They are believed to be trustworthy, loyal to their kind, noted poets and speak with soft romantic intonation; but fierce and dangerous when provoked.

Many are ambulant peddlers of woven textile products; such as habol (blanket), patadyong (sarong) and moskitero (mosquito net). These are made of abaca, buri, cotton, jusi, nipa, and piña that are abundant in their locality.

Only in these three ethnic groups, we learned that in defending their honor and patrimony have gone "Juramentado" and charge fearlessly with bladed weapons on hand, that instilled fear and demoralized their adversaries.

The reason could be traced to the genealogical and early history of their forebears, thus:

The Maragtas legend explained and the ancient Chinese Ming dynasty chronicle confirmed; that sometime during the 13th century, ten (10) Shri-Vishayan datus together with their families, households and subordinates fled Bornay (Borneo) in search of a new life. Led by the Sultanate Minister Datu Putih, they sailed their "Balanghais" unto uncertain fate and landed in Siruanga/Sirawagan (San Joaquin-Iloilo) in the island of Aninipay (Panay). They bartered their gold and jewelries with the local "Ati" Chieftain Marikudo for the lowlands, plains and valleys of the island they called Madya-as or paradise. The land where time began the birth of the "Ilonggo Nation" and the cradle of ancient Filipino civilization.

After partitioning Madya-as into Akean (Aklan & Capiz), Irong-irong (Iloilo) and Hamtik (Antique) to be ruled by Datu Bangkaya, Paiburong and Sumakwel respectively; Datu Putih and the other tribal leaders settled along the banks of the river by the sea with rich, fertile soil and abundant marine products. These noble-bearing Malays then called their settlement facing Himal-os or Guimaras --"Araut" (Dumangas).

Thereafter, the Council of Elders established the "Katiringban et Madya-as" or the Confederation of Madya-as headed by Datu Sumakwel, and later on codified his Maragtas Code and the Code of Kalantiao. The 'Katiringban et Madya-as" confederated form of governance preceded great nations in Europe and the Americas.

Our national Hero, the pride of the Malayan race, Dr.Jose Rizal, whose 150th birth anniversary we celebrate today, stated in his essay about this early Malay settlement of our adventurous sea-faring forefathers in Dumangas, Iloilo.

Excerpted from Jose Rizal's essay "The Indolence of the Filipinos" originally written in Spanish and published in La Solidaridad on September 15, 1890 (English translation by Charles Derbyshire)

Part Three"...Wherefore, Gaspar de San Agustin O.S.A says:
"Although anciently there were in this town of 'Dumangas' many people, in the course of time they have very greatly diminished because the natives are the best sailors and most skillful rowers on the whole coast, and so the governors in the port of Iloilo take most of the people from this town for the ships that they send abroad..."

Years later, Datu Putih and two others together with some of their tribesmen decided to leave Araut and go farther north towards "Selorang Lusong" passing the Island of Mindoro until they reached the mouth of Taal (Batangas) river and there, set up the first Malay settlement that eventually spread along the coastal areas in Batangas.

In the year 1570, Kapitan Juan de Salcedo, grandson of the "El Adelantado" Miguel Lopez de Lagaspi --as second in command to Spanish conquistador Martin de Goiti, together... explored the coast of Batangas on their way to "Maynilad" and came upon this existing ancient Malay settlement. Two years later, the town of Taal in Batangas was founded.

Undoubtedly, before Datu Putih and his group went back to Bornay (Borneo), their seeds were planted along the banks of Araut (Dumangas) River in Iloilo; Taal (Batangas) River in Southern Luzon and the most logical route back to Bornay; via the Tausog Region where early Malay settlements were established in (Sulu) Mindanao.

Therefore, the Batangueños, the Ilonggos and the Tausogs have direct bloodline from Datu Putih and his group from Bornay. And that was long before the Spaniards began the rampage to colonize the "Islas" with the cross and the sword in the name of their God and their King.

Epilogue:
Let us support the righteous "Sabah claim" of our muslim brothers in the South with or without the seemingly reluctance of Malacanang. With the sincere support of the entire Filipino people for our territorial integrity and by the grace of God Almighty, we shall prevail!... Padayon!