Today in Philippine History, January 1, 1906, English became official language of the Philippines

Sunday December 30, 2012 ()

   English became official language
On January 1, 1906, by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 1123 of April 1904, the official language of the Philippines became English. It was used in court proceedings and no person was eligible for government service who did not know the language.

Reference:
The Philippines, John Foreman, Filipiniana Book Guild, Manila, 1980

Today in Philippine History,  January 1, 1906, English became official language of the Philippines

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