FALSE HISTORY CURSES PINOYS FOREVER
False history curses Pinoys forever
WILL EVER REMAIN IN THE CURSE OF DISUNITY,
LACK OF LOVE FOR COUNTRY,
GREED FOR MATERIAL THINGS,
and CRAB MENTALITY.
By BERTENI "TOTO" CATALUÑA CAUSING
Dyaryo Magdalo, Editor-in-chief
I write this as we near the "fake" Independence Day on June 12, 2012.
This is so because our education system does not teach the truth in our history since Grade 1.
Before Philippines was said to have been discovered by Magellan, all the inhabitants of the Philippines, except for the Lumads now, were all embracing Islam as religion, from Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao and Sulu. Our schools do not teach this.
The first prosperous society in the Philippines was the one organized as the Sultanate of Sulu spanning Sabah. But we do not teach our children well.
The lack of information about the lives, religions, culture and works of our Filipino Muslim heroes must have been the seed of discrimination by the Filipino Christians against the Philippine Muslims. The Christians must have adopted the habit of feeling they are superiors because of Spanish influence.
Let's fast-forward to the beginning of the massive revolution against Spain.
First: our schools do not teach that Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo manipulated the first presidential election in Tejero, Cavite to beat Supremo ANDRES BONIFACIO. A hundred years hence, every election has been tainted by fraud, including the brutal "Hello Garci" operations.
Second: our schools do not teach that Gen. Aguinaldo faked the arrest story on how did they capture Andres Bonifacio at a hut in Indang, Cavite, where the Supremo was waiting for a guide to lead them to Tondo, Manila after signing the "Acta de Tejero" to denounce the massive fraud that attended the Tejero convention election.
Third: our schools do not teach that Aguinaldo fabricated the charge of treason against Andres Bonifacio and Procopio Bonifacio?
Fourth: our schools do not teach that Bonifacio was given a lawyer to defend themselves but the lawyer confessed the guilt and instead pleaded that Andres and Procopio be spared from the death penalty and instead be punished only with life imprisonment.
Fifth: our schools do not teach that the best defense used by the lawyer of Bonifacio was only to pray "OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN...."
Sixth: our schools do not teach that out of disgust, Andres stood up and defended himself by sharply saying: "How can I be guilty of treason, an act of treachery to the country, when we have no country yet, that you are Magdalo and we are Magdiwang?"
Seventh, our schools do not teach that the charges of Aguinaldo were mere words without supporting evidence yet the tribunal constituted by Aguinaldo convicted Andres and Procopio to death.
Eight: our schools do not teach that Aguinaldo accused that Bonifacio wrote letters to other generals to assassinate Aguinaldo when not one letter was shown and not one general alluded to was presented.
Ninth: our schools do not teach that Aguinaldo also accused Bonifacio of giving P10.00 to Colonel Pedro Giron to assassinate Aguinaldo when the money was not even shown to the mock tribunal?
Tenth: our schools do not teach that the colonel sent by Aguinaldo to capture Bonifacio in Indang, Cavite even raped the wife of Bonifacio, Gregoria de Jesus, who must have been then a delicious woman for being 19-year-old.
There are thousands of other questions in our history not being told, or if told were done untruthfully.
What has our National Historical Institute been doing?
WHY? WHY? WHY?