Emil Guillermo

Emil Guillermo is an award-winning American Filipino journalist who writes for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund www.aaldef.org/blog. He can be reached at pmproj@progressive.org.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 2:18pm
A War Anniversary the US Wishes to Forget
Feb. 4 marks the anniversary of a war America won — but doesn’t care to crow about. When the memory only produces shame and regret, you can understand why. Such is the fate of the Philippine-American War, otherwise known as the Philippine Insurrection, which began on Feb. 4, 1899. It’s a reminder of a time when America’s dreams of imperial greatness got in the way of its democratic values.
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