Post by indiosbravos on Oct 9, 2010 15:03:54 GMT -5
I was reading the book Bandoleros by Orlino Ochosa. I'm only on page 15 and ( as a Filipino) I'm already saddened by things I'm learning about the personalities and events on that era 1903-1907..... I'm not even on Chapter about Sakay. I must admit to fully understand this you should have an understanding of 1896-1898 Spanish- Filipino War and the key players in it.
I'm reading that book too. It's good but I believe he puts too much emphasis on the Katagalugan Katipunan council of Tondo, confusing it with the Supreme Council ("Kataastaasang Kapulungan"), as the "third party" in the Magdalo-Magdiwang inter-council disputes. Bonifacio was a Tondo guy but he wasn't a member of the Katagalugan council, it had its own officers (kasaysayan-kkk.info/studies.kkk.mla.table.1.htm). He wasn't formally affiliated with any junior council.
The author also says the "Katagalugan council" or "Tondo" group left a long shadow, resulting in Sakay's Republika ng Katagalugan, etc. Well yeah, the "maka-Bonifacio" or "Bonifacista" people tended to believe in "Haring Bayang Katagalugan" rather than "Filipinas", but it's a mistake to group them by council.
Also it's relatively old and other people like retired Prof. Milagros Guerrero of UP have written more clearly on the importance of Katagalugan.
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2010 7:05:58 GMT -5 by mabalasik