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Significant daily events in December in Philippine history


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Today in Philippine History, December 1, 1959, Jose Nepomuceno died at the age of 66

(Posted Thursday December 01, 2011 13:31:11)

On December 1, 1959, Jose Nepomuceno, the so-called Father of Philippine Movies, died at the age of 66. Born on May 15,1893, his well-off family lived near a theatre, Teatro Oriente, which he frequented during his adolescence and where he watched Spanish dramas (zarzuelas) and, later, European films.




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Today in Philippine History, December 1, 1874, Luis Maria Guerrero was born in Ermita, Manila

(Posted Tuesday November 27, 2012 15:40:53)

On December 1, 1874, Luis Maria Guerrero, a Bacteriologist, Pediatrician, and Helminthologist was born in Ermita, Manila to Brigido Guerrero and Maria Alvarez.  Guerrero, a professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Santo Tomas and later as head of that department, was also an uncontested authority in Tropical Medicine.




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Today in Philippine history, December 1, 1870, Jose Alejandrino was born in Binondo, Manila

(Posted Thursday September 19, 2013 00:40:39)

On December 1, 1870, Jose Alejandrino was born to a wealthy couple from Arayat, Pampanga in Binondo, Manila. Alejandrino was a Filipno engineer and a general in the revolutionary army of General Emilio Aguinaldo.




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Today in Philippine History, December 2, 1899, the Battle of Tirad Pass took place

(Posted Friday December 02, 2011 01:21:51)

On December 2, 1899, the Battle of Tirad Pass between 60 Filipino soldiers under General Gregorio del Pilar and more than 300 American soldiers under General Peyton C. March took place.




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Today in Philippine History, December 3, 1574, Limahong left Manila for Pangasinan, established Kingdom near the of mouth Agno river

(Posted Saturday December 03, 2011 03:06:20)

On December 3, 1574, Limahong and his bandits left Manila for Pangasinan and established a kingdom near the mouth of Agno River.




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Today in Philippine History, December 3, 1957, the first milk processing Plant in the country was inaugurated

(Posted Friday November 30, 2012 15:30:22)

On December 3, 1957, the first milk processing plant in the country was inaugurated. Located in Highway 54 (present day EDSA) in Mandaluyong Rizal (now Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila), the Liberty Milk plant was a subsidiary of General Milk which, at that time, operated 18 processing plants and 10 can factories in 12 countries. The plant was also the first in the Far East.




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Today in Philippine History, December 3, 1593, Luis Perez Dasmariñas became governor-general

(Posted Friday November 30, 2012 17:07:53)

On December 3, 1593, Luis Perez Dasmariñas became governor-general ad interim by virtue of the appointment of his father Gomez Perez Dasmariñas. He was knight of Order of Alcantara.




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Today in Philippine History, December 4, 1594, Msgr. Domingo de Salazar died‏

(Posted Sunday December 04, 2011 04:23:42)

On December 4, 1594, Msgr. Domingo de Salazar, the archbishop who initiated the construction of the Manila Cathedral within the walled city of Intramuros, died. His death came before the cathedral was completed.




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Today in Philippine history, December 4, 2009, Maguindanao province was placed under Martial Law

(Posted Monday January 23, 2017 13:15:14)
Maguindanao massacre

On December 4, 2009, in the wake of the Maguindanao massacre, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo placed Maguindanao province under a state of martial law, through Proclamation No. 1959. The declaration also suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the province.




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Today in Philippine History, December 5, 1837, the first postal service in the Philippines, established by a royal decree 70 years earlier, was reorganized

(Posted Monday December 05, 2011 03:28:13)

On December 5, 1837, the first postal service in the Philippines, established by a royal decree in 1767, 70 years earlier, was reorganized. A year later, Manila became known as a leading center of postal services within Asia.




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Today in Philippine History, December 5, 1573, Martin Enriquez wrote the King of the arrival of ships in New Spain from the Philippines

(Posted Sunday December 02, 2012 13:11:58)

On December 5, 1573, Martin Enriquez, viceroy of New Spain, wrote King Felipe II, announcing the arrival of ships with dispatches from the Philippines. With them was the Augustinian friar Diego de Herrera, who was on his way to Spain to inform the king of the violence and injustice which were being committed in the islands specially by soldiers who received no pay and maintained themselves by raids on the native villages.




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Today in Philippine History, December 6, 1896, the trial of Dr. Jose Rizal by a Spanish military court for sedition, rebellion and conspiracy, began

(Posted Tuesday December 06, 2011 02:18:57)

On December 6, 1896, the trial of Dr. Jose Rizal by a Spanish military court for sedition, rebellion and conspiracy, began. This leads to his execution and martyrdom.




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Today in Philippine History, December 6, 1956, the US delivered to the Philippines all title and title claims to land held by the US bases

(Posted Saturday December 01, 2012 15:58:29)

On December 6, 1956, at ceremonies in Malacañang, the United States government delivered to the Philippine government all title papers and title claims to land in the United States base areas held by the United States, the total comprising an area of 199,570 hectares, in accordance with the United States commitment in the joint statement issued by President Ramon Magsaysay and Vice President Richard Nixon on July 3, 1956.




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Today in Philippie History, December 7, 1830, Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, lawyer and Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s confidante, was born in Biñan, Laguna

(Posted Wednesday December 07, 2011 01:38:09)

On December 7, 1830, Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, lawyer and General Emilio Aguinaldo’s confidante, was born in Biñan, Laguna.