pointed out on his writings about the Spanish sergeant who refused to surrender

Pointed out on his writings about the spanish

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pointed out on his writings about the Spanish sergeant who refused to surrender and in face of certain death, kept shouting, “Long live Spain! Long live my beloved country!”. 7 Ricarte once again made a mistake into accounting the name of the place where he improperly wrote that it happened in the town of Salinas or Rosario instead of rightfully locating it in the village of Dos Rocas. This book also entails the political issues which concerns the lack of unity and loyalty among the Katipuneros, being divided into the Magdalo and Magdiwang factions. This was introduced after Ricarte’s errors where all started in a good mood of setting of the Katipunan. The first important decision of the leadership was to elevate the Magdiwang Council to a higher organ, separate from the revolutionary municipal council. 8 The decision was to free the council from local government affairs and to enable it to concentrate on the delicate problems of the Revolution. New officers were elected. The existence of two revolutionary councils, Magdalo and Magdiwang, was taken for granted by the people, who regarded the two groups not as rivals, but as allies, with the same scared and righteous aspirations. 9 National independence was the common goal and that kept them jointed for their purpose. Both factions regarded their unity of purpose as a strong and priceless bond, binding them together in defense of the country’s freedom. But it remained to be seen whether the bond would break. The two armies were as one in their adherence to the great and sacred principles of the Katipunan. They boosted each other’s morale but it all changed when they disrespected each other. September 17, 1896. Colonel 7 Alvarez, The Katipunan and the Revolution: Memoirs of a General , 46 8 Ibid, 47 9 Ibid, 48
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Arcadio Arrieta of Magdiwang reported to General Apoy, his chief, that Magdalo troops were lacking respect for Magdiwang officers, and that made it even for Magdiwang officers to become disrespectful back to Magdalo officers. Rank insignias were suggested by President Baldomero Aguinaldo to identify ranks in the council to pose respect towards the superior ranks. The next day, Capt. Gen. Apoy presented to Magdiwang High Council, the Magdalo model for rank symbols. It was unanimously approved where the Magdiwang was ordered the black shirt and red trousers while the Magdalo was white and blue-gray pinstriped rayadillo suit. Insignias were to be worn on the cuffs of the shirt sleeves. Stripes were in red and were defined by black cording. After all, very few were able to comply with the regulations for insignia. One of the bitter parts of this book highlighted Supremo’s bitter fate from his countrymen. It will be recalled that rumors about the Supremo spread trying to tarnish his name after the Christmas of 1896. The rumors circulated the rebel communities and some of them says that the Supremo is an agent hired by the friars to cause trouble; that he ran away with the funds
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