Interrogating Tallano – Is the Philippines the richest country in the world? Part 6

Much of the Tallano claim to the whole of the archipelago depends upon a document called OCT 01-4 allegedly signed by Dawsonne Drake in 1764, witnessed by George III, issued under the authority of the (Spanish) Royal Audencia in Manila. If this document is fraudulent then all documents of the 18th and 19th century that cite it in support of the claim must also be fraudulent.

To date, the Tallanos have not presented a single document, original or transcribed, of any Spanish-era document in its original language. From a historical point of view, it is unsatisfactory to have to rely solely on allegedly translated documents.

The Tallano supposed translation of the 1764 document is the only evidence to be addressed.

For reasons that will be discussed, the original document has never been presented in a court of law.  Those reasons may be valid, if one squints a bit but the fact that the document has never been assessed by a historian familiar with the period in which it is alleged to have been written, nor validated by a competent document examiner, and one would have thought that a family in possession of thousands of tonnes of gold could have expended a little money to have the document properly validated, by itself raises questions.

To those questions one may add: how can anyone give assurance that a translation of a barely readable document is actually accurate?

All that is available is what is alleged to be a translation of the original document. And that translation itself bears the evidence of fraud.

Now, let’s look at that translation, what was happening at the time the original is alleged to have been written, and whether it is congruent with the historical record.

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13 thoughts on “Interrogating Tallano – Is the Philippines the richest country in the world? Part 6

  1. Waste of my time.. Why make a research that is condemned by authorities as fraudulent.

    1. 1) Many still believe it to be true.
      2) What authorities say may not be true or accurate. After all, authorities approved the howlers that appear in Department of Education texts for schoolchildren. Authorities once claimed that Ferdinand Marcos was a war hero. We should not blindly accept what ‘authorities’ say without question.
      3) The authorities did not explain why they considered the documents fraudulent and appear not to have consulted either historians and/or forensic document examiners to come to that conclusion.
      4) It is a fascinating attempt at fraud in its own right.
      5) We learn much about history, and we shall learn more as we move on to focus on the Tallano gold claims, by examining why the document must be fraudulent.
      6) It has relevance as part of a scheme to absolve Ferdinand Marcos of looting the treasury of the Philippines.
      7) And, important, it encourages people to be more circumspect and inquisitive regarding what they are told regarding Philippine history.
      8) It’s fun.

      1. If you don’t have acdess to tht maybe you can send the relevant portions that you claim is in the 1898 Paris Treaty.
        I look forward to being proven wrong.

      2. If you are unwilling to produce a scan of an original document, ie., the original of the 1764 document or its alleged reproduction in the 1898 Paris Treat then I invite to you identify any error of fact in the analysis provided on this site.

      3. Nope. No historian familiar with period, nor a forensic document examiner have validated the documents. It is a fraud.

      4. For your information.

        Ambassador Harun Aminurasyid

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      5. Note that printing toy passports that no country recognises, and monopoly money that can’t be spent, and issuing fake drivers licences and vanity index plates, does not support your claims. You, and your fake queen are scammers. Yes, I verified your non-existent status with the government of Singapore.

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