Was it last week ay sed ay wud luk 4 its source, wer da Lady sed Zamboanga General Alvarez raised the banner of the Jolo sultan at Fort Pillar?
During a conferens on’ Muslim Autonomy,’ Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City ,March 11-13,1988, in her historical & constitusional mandayt speech, LTP Chairman Elnorita Tugung sed:
‘ … on May 18, 1899, Christian revolutionaries in Zamboanga City led by General Vicente Alvarez after a two-day siege overran the Spanish Garrison in Fort Pilar and captured the last Governor-Generalof the Philippines, Diego delos Rios. After hauling down the Spanish flag, the revolutionaries reportedly raised the banner of the Sultan of Sulu (italics mine) ¾not of General Aguinaldo, of Kawit, Cavite.’
Nursing doubts of its verasiti, and wyle interviewing the late Zamboanga City Tourism Commissioner, Adolfo (‘Cabonegro’) Navarro in Zamboanga, I askt him to shed lyte on da mater, ‘No way was it for da sultan.’ And in Chabacano, ‘Para con quien ba si General Alvarez ta pella! (For whom was General alvarez fyting for!) He was fyting for his felow-Zamboanguenyos, 2 free dem from senturees of Spanish bondage.’
Da folt daz nat ly wid former LTP chairman Emorita Tugung, ay am shur, but wid da kerles recorder who 1st wrot down da brazen lie.