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Monday 16 January 2017

Today in Philippine History: 15th -31st day of January.

The past of Philippine today in the 15th to 31st day of January.

January 15

  1. On January 15, 1890, Jose Rizal’s “Ingratitud” is published in La Solidaridad.
  2. On January 15, 1894, Dr. Hilario D. G. Lara, regarded as the Father of Modern Public Health in the Philippines, was born in Imus, Cavite.
  3. On January 15, 1973, Lim Seng, convicted drug trafficker, was executed by firing squad at 6 in the morning. His execution sent a stern warning to drug syndicates in the country and resulted in terminating the illicit drug business in the country during that period.

January 16

  1. On January 16, 1942, Sgt. Jose Calaguas, Phil. Scout, awarded the second US Congressional Medal of Honor of WWII.
  2. On January 16, 1973, Citizens Assemblies ratify the new constitution.
  3. On January 16, 1981, Martial Law Lifted.
  4. On January 16, 1981, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) which provides health care specifically on lung and pulmonary diseases was established in Quezon City by President Ferdinand E. Marcos under Presidential Decree No. 1823.

January 17

  1. On January 17, Aguinaldo issues manifesto on American war cruelties.
  2. On January 17, 1981, President Ferdinand E. Marcos lifted martial law which he declared nationwide on September 21, 1972 through Proclamation No. 1081.

January 18

  1. On January 18, 1903, Fr. Gregorio Aglipay consecrated as Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent.
  2. On January 18, 1737, a treaty of peace was signed between Governor-General Valdes Tamon and Alimud Din, the Sultan of Sulu.

January 19

  1. On January 19, 1812, Masonic Order banned by King Ferdinand VIII.
  2. On January 19, 1886, Ilocanos allowed to migrate to Palawan.
  3. On January 19, 1974, the Philippine tourism industry opened a "second front" in the south with the inauguration of the new Zamboanga international airport and terminal.

January 20

  1. On January 20, 1872 Cavite Mutiny breaks led by Sgt. Lamadrid.
  2. On January 20, 1872, the Cavite Mutiny, an uprising of military personnel at the Spanish arsenal in Cavite, took place. This event subsequently led to the execution of the Filipino priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, otherwise known as GOMBURZA.
  3. On January 20, 1943, 5,800 USAFFE prisoners set for release from Capas by the Japanese.
  4. On January 20, 1899, United States President William McKinley created the first Philippine Commission, known as the Schurman Commission.

January 21

  1. On January 21, 1899, Aguinaldo proclaims Malolos, constitution ratification.
  2. On January 21, 1901, First Republic school system set up by the Philippine Commission.
  3. On January 21, 1853, Leon Ma. Guerrero, nationalist scientist and the so-called "Father of Botany in the Philippines" was born in Ermita, Manila. He was also dubbed as the 1st Filipino industrial scientist, forensic chemist and "Father of Philippine Pharmacy."
  4. On January 21, 1961, Senator Ferdinand E. Marcos was elected president of the Liberal party at a convention held in a cabaret in Santa Ana, Manila, after having withdrawn his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination.

January 22

  1. On January 22, 1843, Samaniego, leader of the Malate Mutiny, executed in Bagumbayan.
  2. On January 22, 1975, Tondo chosen as Human Settlements demonstration site.
  3. On January 22, 1878, Baron de Overbeck was conferred the title Datu Bandahara and Rajah of Sandakan by Sultan Mahomed Jamal Al Alam, Sultan of Sulu.
  4. On January 22, 1974, President Ferdinand Marcos ordered the immediate institution of amelioration measures, starting with emergency allowances for government workers, to help the people over the period of fluid and unstable prices.
  5. On January 22, 1873, Robert McCulloch Dick, editor and publisher of the weekly magazine Philippines Free Press, who coined the name "Juan de la Cruz" in generic reference to Filipinos, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His parents were the former Lily Smith and John Dick, a businessman.

January 23

  1. On January 23, 1899, Inauguration, 1st Philippine republic at Malolos, Bulacan with General Emilio Aguinaldo as President.
  2. On January 23, 1942, Bataan’s First Line of defense breaks.
  3. On January 23, 1942, the Philippine Executive Commission (PEC), was organized and issued by Order No. 1 by the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Forces in the Philippines. Jorge B. Vargas was appointed chairman and was instructed to the immediate coordination of the central organs and of judicial courts, based upon what had existed theretofore with the approval of the Commander-in-Chief.

January 24

  1. On January 24, 1887, A Spanish royal order puts in effect the plan to separate the judicial and executive powers of the Insular Government.
  2. On January 24, 1917, the country lost one of its heroes with the death of General Quintin Salas who was acknowledged for his valor during the Visayan revolution against Spain and was among the last officers to surrender to the Americans.

January 25

  1. On January 25, 1898, Amnesty ends 1896 revolt.
  2. On January 25, 1933, Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino, the 11th President of the Philippines, 7th President of the 3rd Republic and the first woman to hold such office, was born in Manila.

January 26

  1. On January 26, 1936, Malacanang approves P20 Million national budget.
  2. On January 26, 1945, Clark Field liberated as birthday gift of US 6th Army to Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
  3. On January 26, 1930, Napoleon Abueva, the "Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture", was born in Tagbilaran, Bohol.
  4. On January 26, 1954, President Ramon Magsaysay issued Executive Ordtr No. 8, prohibiting the slaughtering of carabaos for a period of one year, beginning January 31, 1954. The President stated that Republic Act No. 11, approved September 2, 1946, prohibits the slaughtering of male and female carabaos, horses, mares, and cows, unless authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

January 27

  1. On January 27, 1867, Juan Crisostomo Sotto, Father of Pampanga Literature, born in Sta. Ines Bacolor Pamapanga.
  2. On January 27, 1867, Juan Crisostomo Soto, journalist, poet, playwright and known as the Father of Pampanga Literature, was born in Santa Ines, Bacolor, Pampanga.

January 28

On January 28, 1861, Julián Felipe, music teacher, band leader and composer of the Philippine national anthem, "Lupang Hinirang," was born in Cavite City, Cavite.

January 29

  1. On January 29, 1945, US 8th Army lands in Subic Bay, Zambales.
  2. On January 29, 1889, Francisco Santiago, the Father of Kundiman Art Song, 1st Filipino Director, UP Conservatory of Music was born to musically-minded peasant parents, Felipe Santiago and Maria Santiago, in Santa Maria, Bulacan.

January 30

  1. On January 30, 1899, the Supreme Court replaces Real Audiencia with Cayetano Arellano, president. The Supreme Court was organized in Manila superseding the Audiencia Territorial de Manila which was suspended on the same day. The Audiencia functioned as the highest tribunal in the country.
  2. On January 30, 1911, Taal Volcano erupted killing around 1,500 people and millions of pesos worth of damage was wrought. Post mortem examination of the victims seemed to show that practically all had died of scalding by hot steam or hot mud, or both.
  3. On January 30, 1907, Gov. Gen. Wright authorizes the 1st National elections for 80 Philippine Assembly Delegates.

January 31

  1. On January 31, 1938, Bicol express Manila-Legaspi run timed at 12 hours 32 minutes by MRR.
  2. On January 31, 1954, President Magsaysay bans carabao slaughter.

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