Death comes to all of us sooner or later, so I will face the Lord Almighty calmly. But I want to tell you that we are not bandits and robbers, as the Americans have accused us, but members of the revolutionary force that defended our mother country, Filipinas! Farewell! Long live the republic and may our independence be born in the future! Farewell! Long live Filipinas!
|The Continuing War waged by Filipinos against the American colonizers
pertains to the Independence War, the momentum from its intensity carried
many of the Filipinos to continue their struggle, even after Aguinaldo
had already surrendered and pledged his allegiance to the U.S. Many of
them were veterans of the Philippine Revolution against Spain and have
tasted and enjoyed their freedom of military command. Carried also by their
hatred against their former colonizer Spain, these freedom fighters were
distrustful of the unproven colonial policies of the Americans. To them
the war had not ended and surrender to the Americans never came to their
minds. Instead, they were confronted by the following questions:
"What's the difference between the two colonizers:
For the Christian Filipinos:
1. As a continuing struggle for independence which started during
Katipunan Revolutionary days.
For the Muslim Filipinos:
1. As a resistance against changing their Koran-based
cultural and religious ways of life.
The Continuing Independence War was a natural momentum for the freedom fighters who cherished freedom and have earned it. But the victors did not share their sentiment because the American colonizers considered these resistance as bandolerismo or plain act of banditry of the same category as the Civil War's infamous William Quantrill raiding band.
List of Outlawed Guerillas
[Research in progess, our apology! -PAWCI]
|Name||War Accomplishment||Date Sentenced/Executed|
|Gen. Luciano San Miguel||General of the 1896 Philippine Revolution serving under the Magdiwang faction of Aguinaldo. He was the commanding officer in the battle front at the ourbreak of the Independence War.||March 27, 1903. Killed at the Battle of Corral-na-Bato against Macabebe Scouts led by Lt. Nickersen|
|Gen. Macario Leon Sakay, alias "Dapitan"||Hanged at Bilibid on September 13, 1907|
|Col. Lucio de Vega|
|Gen. Julian Santos|
|Faustino Guillermo||Hanged in Pasig in 1904|
Chronology of Post-Independence War Resistance
[Research in progress, our apology! -PAWCI]
|1901||Sedition Law passed by Philippine Commission|
|November 1902||Bandolerismo Act passed by the Philippine Commission|
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