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Saturday 8 August 2015

The Past of PH Today: August 08, 1897, 1901, 1967

August 08, relevant topics happened in Philippine history.

  1. August 8, 1897, the Spanish Premier was assasinated to avenge execution of Rizal
  2. August 8, 1901, the Philippine Constabulary was organized
  3. August 8, 1967, ASEAN was established
On Sunday afternoon, August 8, 1897, the Prime Minister of Spain, SeƱor Canovas del Castillo was shot and killed by Italian Anarchist Michele Angine Golli at the baths of Santa Agueda. Golli watched the Spanish statesman and fired only when he had no chance of missing. Golli confesed that he killed Canovas to avenge the Barcelona Anarchists and Don Jose Rizal who was executed in Manila over 7 months earlier, on December 30, 1896 as an instigator of the Philippine rebellion which Dr Rizal denied.

On August 8, 1901, the Philippine Constabulary (PC) was organized by Henry T. Allen as the local police force. Allen an American, was later dubbed as the Father of the Philippine Constabulary. By authority of Act No. 175 of the Philippine Commission, the PC was established to assist the United States military in combating the remaining Filipino revolutionaries.
The PC was replaced in 1991 by the current Philippine National Police.

On August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established in Bangkok, Thailand with the principal aim of strengthening economic and cultural development and maintaining peace in the region.
The original five members of the ASEAN were Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on January 8, 1984; Vietnam on July 28, 1995; Lao PDR and Myanmar on July 23, 1997; and Cambodia on April 30, 1999, making up what is today the 10-member ASEAN.

Philippine News Agency

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