Today in Philippine History, May 16, 1899, La Democracia started publication

Posted Tuesday May 15, 2012 22:14:51 UTC ()

On May 16, 1899, La Democracia, the first Filipino newspaper to recognize the sovereignty of the United States in the country, started publication.

It urged the Filipino people to accept the new government and to help heal the wounds of war.

Edited by Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, it was the official publication of the pro-American Partido Federalista, the first political party organized on December 23, 1900 by 125 Filipino illustrados.

Reference: Philippines News Agency

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