Marinduque gov’t urged to sue mine firm
|Chancery of the Diocese of Boac|
“The severity with which the inhabitants have been dealt would not look well if a complete history of it were written out”.
”So wrote Philippine Commissioner William Howard Taft concerning the U.S. Army's campaign on the island of Marinduque during the Philippine War of 1899-1902. The pacification of Marinduque was characterized by extensive devastation and marked one of the earliest employments of population concentration in the Philippine War, techniques that would eventually be used on a much larger scale in the two most famous campaigns of the war, those of Brigadier Generals J. Franklin Bell in Batangas and Jacob H. Smith in Samar..."
|The Maximo Abad surrender photo. Abad is accompanied in this photo by his comrades who had earlier surrendered, and by Col. Harry Hill Bandholtz of the Philippine Constabulary.|
|Col. Maximo Abad|
|Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio figures in today's commemoration.|
Now where's Col. Maximo Abad's resting place?