Lunes 13 de Junio 1898

(…) Por la tarde un grupo de carabineros después de herir a un Sargento Peninsular y aun cabo, se han fugado, pero casi todos han sido muertos en la huida.

Invited by D. [Pedro] Alejandro Paterno, about forty Philippine-born Spaniards, mestizos, and indios come together at the house of Eite. All are persons of high social standing, with no political leanings, but patriotically volunteering themselves to serve the government to bring about the pacification of the country. These gestures are based on letters Paterno received from some revolutionary leaders who offer to surrender if they are granted autonomy. At the end of the meeting, the general of the Marines (who has received them very cordially) came up to apologize he cannot join them since he belongs to an armed entity. They then proceeded to visit His Excellency, the captain general, before whom they suggested as the only way rainbow of peace was for Spain to grant autonomy in the form the government thought convenient. His Excellency answered solemnly and energetically he is ready to grant the country as many concessions as he can, but before discussing this, the insurgents must first lay down their
arms. [He added] he is disgusted with the manner the country has responded to the first concessions he made, for, although a constitutive assembly and the native militia have been formed, thereby giving the country a place in the armed forces and in the government [a share] in planning, the insurgent ranks have grown, seriously endangering the sovereignty of Spain in these islands. In the afternoon, a group of carabineers escaped after attempting to wound a peninsular sergeant and corporal, but almost all of them have been either killed or apprehended before escaping from the zone of Manila.