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Significant daily events in November in Philippine history


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Today in Philippine History, November 1, 1542, Ruy Lopez de Villalobos started his expedition to the Philippines

(Posted Tuesday November 01, 2011 02:30:32)

On November 1, 1542, Ruy Lopez de Villalobos started his expedition to the Philippines from Barra de Navidad, New Spain or Nueva España (now Mexico). He was the brother-in-law of Antonio de Mendoza, then viceroy of New Spain, who appointed him to commander the expedition.

Villalobos reached Mindanao on February 2 of the following year, the first Spaniard to make explorations in that Island.




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Today in Philippine History, November 1, 1849, Valentin Diaz was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte

(Posted Monday April 08, 2013 13:44:02)

On November 1, 1849, Valentin Diaz, co-founder and one-time treasurer of the Katipunan, was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte to Geronimo Diaz and Maria Villanueva. His family is said to have moved to Tayug, Pangasinan sometime in 1857.

Nothing is known of the educational background of Diaz but it can be presumed that he had obtained some level of education because he became gobernadorcillo of his town, a position equivalent to that of the present-day municipal mayor. Moreover, he and his family must have been influential, for the Spanish authorities awarded such position only to members of important families.




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Today in Philippine History, November 2, 1960, Julio Nakpil, a composer who also fought during Philippine revolution died at 93

(Posted Wednesday November 02, 2011 02:33:08)

On November 2, 1960, Julio Nakpil, a Filipino composer who also fought during Philippine revolution died at the age of 93.

Julio served as a commander for revolutionary troops in the north of Manila under Andres Bonifacio. His experience in the battlefield earned him the task of securing, purchasing and watching over the funds and weapons of the Katipunan.




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Today in Philippine History, November 3, 1934, Bannawag, a leading weekly Ilokano Magazine was founded

(Posted Thursday November 01, 2012 19:03:09)

On November 3, 1934, Bannawag, a leading weekly Ilokano Magazine which is considered as one foundation of the existence of contemporary Ilokano literature, was founded.

Bannawag, an Iloko word meaning "dawn", contains serialized novels/comics, short stories, poetry, essays, news features, and entertainment news, among others.




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Today in Philippine History, November 4, 1896, Carlos P. Garcia was born in Talibon, Bohol

(Posted Thursday November 01, 2012 19:41:34)

On November 4, 1896, Carlos P. Garcia, eighth President of the Philippines, was born in Talibon, Bohol, to Policronio García and Ambrosia Polístico, who were both natives of Bangued, Abra.




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Today in Philippine History, November 4, 1873, Jaime de Veyra, was born in Tanauan, Leyte

(Posted Thursday November 01, 2012 22:46:17)

Jaime Carlos de Veyra   
(Jaime Carlos de Veyra)   
On November 4, 1873, Jaime Carlos de Veyra, was born in Tanauan, Leyte.

A patriot, statesman, scholar and journalist, de Veyra graduated from Manila's College of San Juan de Letran in 1893, and engaged in graduate studies at the University of Santo Thomas.

In 1899 he became Secretary to Leyte Province's Military Governor, and later worked as a journalist and served on Cebu's Municipal Council. From 1906 to 1907 de Veyra was Governor of Leyte, and member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1907 to 1909.




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Today in Philippine History, November 4, 1835, Lorenzo Guerrero was born in Ermita

(Posted Saturday September 05, 2015 19:53:46)

On November 4, 1835, Lorenzo Guerrero, among the few Filipino teachers of painting who flourished during the latter half of the nineteenth century and Juan Luna's painting teacher, was born in Ermita, then a town independent of Manila.




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Today in History, November 5, 1881, George Malcolm, who founded the UP College of Law in 1911, was born in Michigan, USA

(Posted Saturday November 05, 2011 14:38:49)
George Malcolm
(Malcolm (2nd row, 2nd from right), pictured in 1904)

On November 5, 1881, George Malcolm, American justice and Philippine law expert who founded the University of the Philippines (U.P.) College of Law in 1911, was born in Concord, Michigan, USA.

As a lawyer in his early 30s, Malcolm was assigned in the Philippines, which was then a colony of the United States, and rose quickly in rank from several minor positions starting from clerk in the Bureau of Health and subsequently in the Bureau of Justice to acting attorney-general for the Philippines.




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Today in Philippine History, November 6, 1959, Jose P. Laurel died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage

(Posted Friday November 02, 2012 16:16:01)

On November 6, 1959, early morning, Dr. Jose P. Laurel, one of the country's politician-statesmen of the first rank, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Born in Tanauan, Batangas on March 9, 1891, he attended the public schools and graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1915 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He received a master of laws degree from the Escuela de Derecho in 1918 and the degree of doctor of civil law from Yale in 1920.




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Today in Philippine History, November 7, 1914, Jesus Antonio Villamor was born in Abra

(Posted Monday November 07, 2011 02:54:41)

On November 7, 1914, Jesus Antonio Villamor, a Filipino ace pilot who fought the Japanese invaders during the World War II, was born in Abra.




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Today in Philippine History, November 7, 1898, the Republic of Negros was founded

(Posted Saturday November 03, 2012 13:50:28)

On November 7, 1898, the liberators of Negros, assembled in Bacolod to promulgate a constitution and establish the Republica Cantonal de Negros (Cantonal Republic of Negros), following the unconditional surrender of the town on November 6, 1898, by the Spanish authorities to the Negrenses.




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Today in Philippine History, November 8, 1949, sitting Chief Executive Elpidio Quirino was elected formally as president

(Posted Tuesday November 08, 2011 02:15:56)

6th President of the Philippines 2nd President of the Third Republic On November 8, 1949, then sitting Chief Executive Elpidio Quirino was elected formally as the sixth president of the Philippines for a four-year term.

Then vice president Quirino assumed the presidency on April 17, 1948, following the death of President Manuel A. Roxas on April 15 of the same year.

Quirino’s six-year presidency was marked by notable post-war reconstruction, general economic gains, and increased economic aid from the United States. It was in the realm of diplomacy where he excelled, impressing foreign heads of states and world statesmen from American, European and Asian countries.




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Today in Philippine History, November 8, 1986, Mrs. Aquino repealed four presidential decrees issued during the martial law

(Posted Monday November 05, 2012 21:49:45)

On November 8, 1986, President Corazon Aquino signed Executive Order No. 59, repealing four presidential decrees issued by former President Ferdinand Marcos in connection with the martial law proclamation of September 21, 1972.

These Presidential Decrees were:




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Today in Philippine History, November 8, 1521, Magellan's Trinidad and Victoria arrived in Tidore Moluccas

(Posted Monday September 02, 2013 02:59:14)

On November 8, 1521, after Magellan's death, his ships Victoria commanded by Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first ship to circumnavigate the globe, and Trinidad arrived at Tidore in the Moluccas.