From when they first put their flag on our soil and declared the colonization of our islands and people, to them bringing American teachers known as the Thomasites to set up schools as part of their imperialism and conquest after the war. To the concentration camps, the burning of towns and villages, the hangings, the water cures, the shooting of anyone over 10, the killings of our carabaos. Within those few years the Americans fought with us to take control and as a result launch their career as an imperialistic nation to which it still continues today. These short years of conquest during this war caused more death and damage than the 333 years of Spanish colonial rule, wiping out more than 1/6 of the population of just Luzon alone.


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Ligaya is the Executive Editor & Writer at She lives in NYC with her two dogs and spends her time reading, writing, collecting and buying books online and in safe haven, Strand Bookstore, watching her guilty tv show pleasure Vikings, and overdosing herself in coffee as a certified caffeine addict. Her book, Diwatahan: A Look Into the Precolonial Beliefs, Practices, Myths, & Folklore of the Philippines, is currently in progress and is scheduled to be published in Summer of 2017.

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