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Saturday 2 July 2016

Philippine History: Significant Events of July 02

What happened in Philippine history on this day July 02?

San Juanico Bridge

July 2, 1973, the San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the Philippines with a 2.16-kilometer long connecting Samar and Leyte in the Visayas, was inaugurated. The San Juanico Bridge is also known as the Maharlika Highway. Its longest length is made from a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. The bridge has 43 spans where medium size boats can pass beneath its large main arch.

Manila school of Agriculture

July 2, 1889, the Manila school of Agriculture, created by a Royal decree of November 29, 1887, was established. The objects of the school were: The theoretical and practical education of skilled farmers; The education of overseers; and The promotion of agricultural development in the Philippines, by means of observation, experiment, and investigation.

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos federal racketeering and fraud charges.

July 2, 1990, former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos on her 61st birthday was acquitted of all charges (federal racketeering and fraud) that she raided the country's treasury and invested the money in the United States. A New York Federal Court jury of 12, voted 10-2 in favor of Mrs. Marcos.

Sources: Kahimyang
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