On Tejeros and the Spanish-American War

Here are two articles from Philippine Studies, a a long-running specialised website at emanila.com, with a collection of essays, commentaries and historical notes on the Philippines history.

Others found the content of these two articles controversial but emanila.com did not pull down those articles – despite request from other authorities – as we at emanila like to believe that our readers should be given the opportunity to see the “other side” of history.

We leave to our readers to decide which side they are in.

Tejeros: The First Philippine Republic

Posted on December 5, 2009 by Jon E. Royeca

Snippet: There have been proposals to declare January 23 of every year as “Republic Day” to commemorate the founding of the Philippine Republic on this day in 1899 in Malolos, Bulacan. This republic lasted until March 1, 1901, when the American forces captured its only president, General Emilio Aguinaldo. That capture led to the end of the Filipino-American War (1899-1903), and the fall of that republic, which is now known in history as the Malolos Republic or the First Philippine Republic. However, there were two republics prior to it.

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Spanish American War, the Philippines and Filipino Genocide

Posted on December 7, 2008 by Romy Cayabyab

Snippet: These are “controversial” videos which should give our readers an additional background on this chapter of Philippine history, the Spanish American War where the Philippines was made part of the bargain.

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