There was once a heroic tale left forgotten during the American Colonization period. It happened during the early occupation of the Americans. This tale comes from Balangiga, Samar. Americans were stationed in the place to break out and destroy any opposition that may or soon have. They cut of plantation, stopped the trade and inflict fear on the people.
It was Sunday that time. Americans were stationed and taking a break in the church of the town. They were drinking and busy chatting with each other when suddenly a huge group of women heavily clad with clothing rushed in the church. The Americans raised eyebrows and began to be curious.
The Americans were curious as to why every woman where dressed head to toe. None of the Americans even can see what the women looked like. Even their faces where covered with clothing. One of the women came to them an explained everything,
"It's Sunday we came here every Sunday to pray for our Lord, to seek guidance, to seek forgiveness." The voice was a bit husky and high pitched. She was also very muscular and had very broad shoulders but the Americans only dismissed it as her biological makeup. "We would like it to be sacred so can the soldiers wait outside until the mass is done?"
"No," The Americans retaliated and continued, "We are here to protect and govern you after all. We will only watch. We will promise that we will not make any noise."
"Good," The woman gave a sly smile underneath the clothing she had on her head. "We will be on your care then." She waved her hand goodbye and went to her group of friends and whispered something.
The unsuspecting Americans sat at the far end of the church and watched the mass being conducted. When they finally began to see the whole church, they noticed that it was full of women. They were again curious but can't question any one. They just dismissed it as a weird custom the Spanish might have inculcated on the Filipinos or a cultural thing Filipinos do.
The Americans were then startled when the bell started to ring. It was very long and the church was dead quiet. The atmosphere began to change. It became gloomy. The church was full of malice. The women began to remove their clothing one by one revealing that they were in fact men. Their heavy clothing revealed swords and guns inside their dress.
Before the Americans could even processed what is happening, the Filipinos attacked them head on. It ended with the Filipinos victory but sadly the bells of the Balangiga church was taken away from them by the Americans as war loot.
Up to this day, the people of Balangiga are still fighting to get it back.
Author's Note: ((This is long and a tad bit personal so you can skip it if you want))
I'm going to change the segment Katipunan Diaries to War Stories! I found some handful of stories that are not only Katipunan centric so be on watch of it! Also this has a continuation so wait for it!
Sorry for neglecting this for almost two months. I've been in a lot of stress these past few months. It was really a hard time for me so I decided to not write and focused on studying or I might lose it. Since the summer break started, I've been regaining back my old self, patching myself up so sorry if I only updated today.
Anyways I have good news and a bad news for you. The news might even be both bad for you but I dunno that depends on you. The good news is I'm going to write a novel! It's about a male slave during the pre-hispanic times of Philippines. It's actually somehow an anime-esque because the main character comes from nothing and he thinks he is no good but through the course of his journey he will realized that he is destined for greatness and will save the world! Hahaha just kidding! He will not save the world but instead he will learn something during the end of his journey. Something bad will come in the Philippines. ((Surely if you know Philippine History, you will automatically know what will dock in the Philippine Shore and inevitably colonize it.)) If you want to know about the summary and what not of the story just PM me here.
The bad news is it will take up all of my time. I actually plan to start this summer break but I was so stressed by my last semester that I wanted to rest and relax. Not to mention that I need to practice my writing and gather a lot of information. I will also write this in Filipino so I need to sharpen my Filipino vocabulary and refresh my knowledge about the said language. So that means that I will have no time for this at all. I was actually going to stopped updating this and moved out of ffn. But for you guys I will keep this story still ongoing and will be updated once in a while. As of now, it will be updated frequently because I'm not starting on writing the story yet but if I will start it. The times that I will update will decrease until….. well…. Until you guys also leave FFN.
Also do you want to have our very own forum here in FFN? You can roleplay there. Talk about some things and will also play some games. Of course it will be Philippine and Hetalia themed but basically we can talk about anything there. If I'm in touch with you, I'm more likely to have full of energy and be more enthusiastic on writing this fanfiction.