1899-03-17

17th March 1899

Plead to President Emilio Aguinaldo on the futility of further resistance

A member of a prominent Manila family visits Malolos, capital of the fledgling Philippine Republic, to try to convince President Emilio Aguinaldo on the futility of further resistance against imperialist American forces some six weeks into the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914); after hearing the arguments of the prominent Manileno, Aguinaldo orders his immediate execution.

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