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(Significant daily events in ancient and recent Filipino history)

Today in Philippine History, June 19, 1965, Samar Province was divided into 3 provinces

Samar Island

On June 19, 1965, Republic Act No. 4221 was approved dividing Samar Province into 3 provinces creating the provinces of Northern Samar with Catarman as its capital; Eastern Samar, Borongan as capital; and Western Samar with Catbalogan as its capital.

Subsequently, on June 21, 1969, under Republic Act No. 5650, Western Samar was renamed Samar with Catbalogan still as the capital.





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Cory and Noynoy Aquino: A story of vengeance

Cory and Noynoy Aquino: A story of vengeance

Francisco "Jun" Aniag, Jr. did not know he had opened a grudge in expressing his heart before his friend.




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Transcript of the Sereno interview by Stephen Sackur on BBC's Hardtalk

Transcript of the Sereno interview by Stephen Sackur on BBC

At around this time last year, most Filipinos were introduced to the BBC's Hardtalk and its hard-nosed presenter, British journalist Stephen Sackur. That was when Sackur interviewed Senator Antonio Trillanes and, perhaps with only Trillanes himself dissenting, unmasked the controversial legislator as a bloviating fraud and a political snake-oil salesman.




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The Cory Magic of the 1987 elections for the Philippine Senate

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The glorification of 1986 EDSA uprising - Why our Independence Day celebrations are so muted?

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2 women kissed Ninoy Aquino moments before his death; Kris' lamentations

2 women kissed Ninoy Aquino moments before his death; Kris

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Ninoy, Noynoy lost us Philippine territory; Marcos acquired territory

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Aqiuno, Abad and Garin must be grilled like terrorists

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Sereno insists her former peers are wrong and she is right

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"The death of democracy" - The Yellow propaganda overdrive over Sereno ouster

"The death of democracy" - The Yellow propaganda overdrive over Sereno ouster

The Yellow cult has found a new rallying cry in the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court. In the past few days since the high court ruling came out, the "dilawan" and their minions have started crawling out of the woodwork to denounce the removal of PNoy's anointed, calling it "the death knell for democracy" or a "drift towards authoritarianism" or some other doomsday forecast.





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