SKULLS & BONES OF U.S. ARMY MIAs?
WHILE SUPER TYPHOON “YOLANDA” (HAYAN) was devastating Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 2013, it also exhumed skulls and bones beside the Balangiga Church which was dug up as a mass grave of the remains of both U.S. Army men and attacking Filipino natives on Sept. 28, 1901 who were killed in a battle called “Massacre” or “Encounter. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
KRAG RIFLES & SET OF TEETH:
FORMER BALANGIGA MAYOR VISCUSO S. DE LIRA and Balangiga Municipal Tourism Officer Contessa Maria “Maricar” A. Amano show this reporter what looked like rusty parts of Springfield Model 1892-99 Krag, the standard of United States Army military longarm at the time, and a set of teeth are shown in this photo. (JGL Exclusive photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
THESE DIGGINGS BESIDE the Balangiga Church were the handiworks of supertyphoon Yolanda (Hayan) that exhumed bones, skulls and Krag rifles and other turn-on-the century artifacts that could be traced from garrison of Company C of the 9th U.S. Army Infantry 48 of the 74 of its officers and enlisted men were hacked to death by an unwelcoming Balangiga, Eastern Samar villagers, who just repulsed Spanish colonizers two years earlier. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA)
DAUGHTER OF MASSACRE SURVIVOR:
MS. JEAN GAMLIN WALL, the daughter of one of the survivors of the Balangiga Massacre/Encounter, has visited Balangiga twice. She could not believe the three Balangiga bells have been returned to Balangiga. She is shown in this photo with reporter Joseph G. Lariosa. (JGL Photo)
MEMBERS OF “C” COMPANY OF THE U.S. 9th INFANTRY:
THESE ARE THE MEMBERS of the “C” Company of the U.S. Army 9th Infantry sometime in July 1901 in Madison Barracks, Sachkets Harbor, New York a few weeks before they were shipped to Manila, Philippines for their war service. Some 48 of the 74 members did not make it back to the United States when they were hacked to death by Independence-loving natives of Balangiga, Eastern Samar who felt territorial as they considered their village like their “home is our castle.” (Photo courtesy of retired U.S. Navy Capt. Dennis Wright)
BALANGIGA, EASTERN SAMAR Chief of Police Valeriano Abanador, who lead the attack on the garrison of the headquarters of Company C of the 9th U.S. Army Infantry, is shown according to the caption in this photo exhibit at the Balangiga Museum as “standing with arms folded across his chest (sixth from right)” joins elements of the Company C in this group photo opportunity six weeks before launching the Massacre/Encounter on Sept. 28, 1901. (Balangiga Museum photo)
THIS MONUMENT OF BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar Chief of Police Valeriano Abanador in the plaza between Balangiga town hall and the scene of the attack must have been inspired by the massive monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City where the Philippine national hero declared his open break with the Spanish colonizers two years earlier. At right is former Balangiga Mayor Viscuso S. de Lira and journalist Joseph G. Lariosa. (JGL Photo)
DRAMATIZING THE MASSACRE:
THIS MODERN BALANGIGA CHURCH, St. Lawrence Deacon & Martyr, according to former Balangiga Mayor Viscuso S. de Lira was the same church where Balangiga, Eastern Samar natives some of them cross-dressing as women pretended to be joining a funeral procession toward the church but a U.S. Army sentry who challenged them to open the coffin had to step back when natives screamed that the cause of death was “cholera, cholera,” a death-causing disease prevalent during that era. As soon as they entered the church, the remains-vacant coffin was emptied of boloes, spears, bows and arrows and other weapons. The natives stayed inside the church overnight before launching the attack followed by pealing of the bells as the signal of attack. Although U.S. sentry, Pvt. Adolph Gamlin noticed that women and children were leaving the village and told his superiors about the phenomenon, the warning signs were ignored. (JGL Photo by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
BALANGIGA MASSACRE LIST:
HERE ARE THE NAMES dead, the wounded and unscathed U.S. Army officers and enlisted men and Filipino guerrilla natives. (JGL Photo)
By Mary Graybill
TAIPEI, Taiwan (Sept. 7, 2018) – EVA Air parent company, Evergreen Group, celebrated its 50th Anniversary last Sept. 1st at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, home of the nonprofit setAdd a comment
CHICAGO (JGL) – Making the most of the passengers’ downtime, EVA Air has adjusted its schedule in such a way thatAdd a comment
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – The opening of the four-a-week flights of EVA Air route between Taipei, Taiwan and Chicago, Illinois recently will generate an estimated $200-M annualAdd a comment
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
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CHICAGO (JGL) – I was seated on 20B passenger seat of American Airline Flight AA325 35 minutes into the flight at about 9:40 a.m. Central Time on Monday (Oct. 19) for my flight from La Guardia international airport in New York city bound for O’Hare International airport in Chicago, Illinois when I heard a commotion.
When I turned around and looked down the aisle, I saw a woman, who turned out to be a doctor, trying to rouse up a woman who seemed to have a seizure and was staring blank while lying down on her back on the aisle between seats Nos. 22C and 22D.
Failing to wake up after a few minutes, the woman prompted the flight stewardess to alert the pilot in the cockpit on her medical condition.
The pilot, in turn, announced that because of the “medical emergency,” the plane was making an emergency landing at Cleveland, Ohio Airport.
The Good Samaritan was seated on seat 21C, in front of the fallen elderly lady.
Just as soon as the fallen elderly lady was helped back on her seat on 22C, the lady’s eyes started to stare blank again, prompting the woman-doctor to massage the torso of the elderly woman again for a few minutes. And the lady’s eyes seemed responsive again and had managed to follow commands.
As soon as the plane landed at Cleveland airport, paramedics boarded the plane and applied emergency aids before wheeling the woman out of the plane. An elderly man, who appeared to be her husband, followed the elderly woman on wheelchair out of the plane.
The emergency triggered flight delays for many other flights for almost two hours.
A flight crew asked this passenger not to make public any video footage taken of the emergency to prevent “violation of privacy rights.”
I came from Newark, New Jersey to listen to the presentation of Financial Advisor of Transamerica in Burlingame, California, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Broker-Dealer and Executive Vice Chair Chito M. Roxas of World Financial Group (WFG), who spoke before a hundred marketing directors, associates and guests during the BPM (bring people to the meeting) held at Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark on Oct. 17 at the invitation of Ms. Nanie Fandino, senior marketing director of WFG in Newark.
When I emerged from the tube, I was greeted by my old friend, former Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood, son of President Obama’s former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Mr. Darin LaHood was elected last month U.S. Congressman in Illinois’ 18th District in Peoria, replacing GOP Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned last March following the controversy over his office’s spending habits. Damaging allegations against Schock continued right up to his resignation.
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2017 Journal GlobaLinks)
CHICAGO (JGL) – An arriving Filipino American passenger was greeted Sunday night (Feb. 12) at O’Hare International Airport by a slew of lawyers, holding signs in EnglishAdd a comment
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