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Significant daily events in March in Philippine history


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Today in Philippine History, March 1, 1888, some native Filipinos and mestizos presented a petition demanding explusion of the friars

(Posted Monday January 07, 2013 19:04:18)

On March 1, 1888, some native Filipinos and mestizos marched in procession to the official residence of Jose Centeno and presented a petition demanding the immediate expulsion of the friars of the religious orders, and of the Archbishop, whom they declared unworthy to occupy the Primacy of the Islands.




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Today in Philippine history, March 1, 1767, Abarca de Bolea, wrote Raon about the secret decree on banishment of Jesuits

(Posted Tuesday February 28, 2017 01:22:23)

On March 1, 1767, the president of the Council of Castilla, Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Conde de Aranda, wrote to the Governor-General of the Filipinas, Jose Raon, informing him of the decree of the banishment of the Jesuits and the seizure of their property in the Filipinas. Abarca de Bolea was especially entrusted by Spanish King Carlos III with all matters related to the secret banishment of the Jesuits. Abarca de Bolea in his letter said:




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Today in Philippine History, March 2, 1847, Cayetano Arellano was born in Orion, Bataan

(Posted Thursday March 01, 2012 23:12:45)

Cayetano Arellano   
(Cayetano L. Arellano)   
On March 2, 1847, Cayetano L. Arellano, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under American Civil Government, was born in Orion, Bataan.

Nobody could have predicted that this errand boy of friars would someday be chief justice of the Supreme Court. At age two he lost his mother and at age five left by his father under the care of Dominican priest.

In subsequent years, he was under the care of a parish priest of Binondo, Manila who supervised his schooling and who found him bright and industrious.




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Today in Philippine History, March 2, 1964, Senate President Marcos announced he is seeking the Presidency

(Posted Tuesday December 11, 2012 15:11:53)

On March 2, 1964, Senate President Ferdinand Marcos, speaking before Dumaguete Rotary and Lions club members, announced he is seeking the Presidency and reiterates that Macapagal promised to run for only one term, but that he is willing to abandon his presidential ambitions if Macapagal "will carry out Liberal Party reform and improve the country's economy".




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Today in Philippine History, March 3, 1894, Paz Marquez-Benitez was born in Lucena City, Quezon

(Posted Friday March 02, 2012 21:45:04)

On March 3, 1894, educator Paz Marquez-Benitez, who authored the first Filipino modern English-language short story "Dead Stars", was born in Lucena City, Quezon.




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Today in Philippine History, March 4, 1879, Rosa Sevilla was born in Tondo, Manila

(Posted Saturday March 03, 2012 23:01:41)

On March 4, 1879, Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, educator, writer and one of the notable suffragists in Asia who fought for the Filipino women's right to vote, was born in Tondo, Manila.




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Today in Philippine History, March 5, 1899, the Central Methodist Episcopal Church was founded

(Posted Sunday March 04, 2012 22:52:38)

On March 5, 1899 the Central Methodist Episcopal Church, the first Protestant church in the Philippines, was founded during the American occupation.




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Today in Philippine History, March 6, 1951, Fort Santiago was declared a National Shrine

(Posted Monday March 05, 2012 22:27:52)

On March 6, 1951, Fort Santiago was declared a National Shrine in memories of national heroes and martyrs who had been imprisoned and lost their lives there.




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Today in Philippine History, March 6, 1909, the University of the Philippines Los Baños was officially established

(Posted Monday March 05, 2012 22:39:01)

University of the Philippines, Los Baños   
Logo of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños
On March 6, 1909, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) founded by American botanist Edwin B. Copeland, was officially established.

The Board of Regents of the American University of the Philippines established the College of Agriculture in Los Baños, Laguna, setting up an institution dedicated to research and education in agriculture and related disciplines.




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Today in Philippine History, March 7, 1867 Tomas A. Remigio, was born in Sampaloc, Manila

(Posted Tuesday March 06, 2012 22:14:47)

On March 7, 1867, Tomas A. Remigio, one of the finest playwright during American Period, was born in Sampaloc, Manila.




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Today in Philippine History, March 8, 1902 Gregorio Y. Zara was born in Lipa City, Batangas

(Posted Wednesday March 07, 2012 20:58:06)

On March 8, 1902, Gregorio Y. Zara, a well-known Filipino scientist with 30 devices and equipment patented to his name, was born in Lipa City, Batangas.




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Today in Philippine History, March 9, 1891, Jose P. Laurel was born in Tanauan, Batangas

(Posted Thursday March 08, 2012 21:36:20)

On March 9, 1891, Jose P. Laurel, president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, was born in Tanauan, Batangas.




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Today in Philippine history, March 9, 1899, Francisca Reyes-Aquino was born in Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan

(Posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 19:58:21)

On March 9, 1899, Francisca Reyes-Aquino, the country's pioneer researcher on traditional Philippine folk dances and music and known as the mother Philippine folk dancing, was born in Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan.




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Today in Philippine History, March 10, 1906, Alejandro G. Abadilla was born in Rosario, Cavite

(Posted Friday March 09, 2012 23:13:28)

Alejandro G. Abadilla   
(Alejandro G. Abadilla)   
On March 10, 1906, Alejandro G. Abadilla, regarded as "Father of Modern Tagalog Poetry", was born in Rosario, Cavite.

Abadilla, a Filipino poet, essayist and fiction writer, finished his AB Philosophy at the University of Santo Tomas in 1934.

His major breakthrough in Philippine poetry was when he wrote his poem "Ako ang Daigdig" (I am the world) in 1955.

His contributions to Philippine literature, extends to the essay, short fiction and the novel.