OROSO TO AGUINALDO, FEBRUARY 15, 1899
[Original in Tagalog and Spanish. L. S. P. I. R., 311.3.]
KALIVO, February 15th, 1899.
To the HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC.
As I do not know whether or not the report of our General Ananias
Diocno in regard to the occurrences in Iloilo, has reached your hands,
I endeavored to send you this in order that you may be informed of the
communication sent to the Local Presidentes by the Politico-Military Governor,
Graciano Punzalan, a copy of which is as follows;
"I have the honor to inform you that I have under this date received
a very urgent communication from the General and Commander-in-chief,
has under this date, received a communication from General
Miller, informing him that if he should not surrender this place to-morrow,
the bombardment of the same would begin, in view of the fact that
hostilities have broken out in Manila. Of which I inform you for your
knowledge and in order that, upon the receipt of this communication, you
may take the utmost precautions not to permit any landing of the foreign
forces on the shore of that province and that, at the same time, you may
suspend the sailing for this city of the S. S. Maria.
"Iloilo, February 10, 1899.-Ananias Diocno.-Of which I inform you
for your knowledge and exact compliance. God guard you many years.
Kapiz, February 13, 1899. Graciano Punzalan."
God guard you many years.
KALIVO, February 15, 1899.
(Signed) Pfo V. OROSO,
Acting Military Chief of the District of Aclan.
When this was sealed, I received news to the effect that our enemies,
the Americans, had already entered the towns of Iloilo, Jaro and Molo
and that all the houses in said towns have been converted into ashes. According
to rumors, our General, Ananias Diocno is at the barrio of Santa
Barbara. The ones who set fire to the houses are the expenditionaries.
[NOTE.-This is the name applied to the troops sent by Aguinaldo from