Significant daily events in October in Philippine history


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Today in Philippine History October 1, 1975, the "Thrilla in Manila" took place at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City

Posted Saturday October 01, 2011 12:21:24
Trilla in Manila
(Trilla in Manila)

On October 1, 1975, the so-called "Boxing of the Century" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World took place at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.


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Today in Philippine History, October 1, 1898, the peace negotiations between Spain and the United States started

Posted Saturday September 29, 2012 23:30:16
October 1, 1898,  the peace negotiations between Spain and the United States started
US Secretary of State, John Hay, signing the memorandum of ratification on behalf of the United States

On October 1, 1898, the peace negotiations between Spain and the United States started in Paris, France to produce a treaty that would bring an end to the war after six months of hostilities.


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Today in Philippine History, October 2, 1944 Julian Felipe, composer of the Philippine National Anthem, died in Manila

Posted Sunday October 02, 2011 11:48:23
Julian Felipe
Julian Felipe

On October 2, 1944, Julian Felipe, noted composer of the Philippine National Anthem, died in Manila.

Considered as a revolutionist who never carried a gun, Felipe composed "Lupang Hinirang" upon the special request of General Emilio Aguinaldo to make a composition that would inspire his compatriots to continue fighting against the Spaniards.


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Today in Philippine history, October 2, 1895, Dr. Candido Macasaet Africa was born in Lipa, Batangas

Posted Monday September 09, 2013 14:02:25

   Dr. Candido Macasaet Africa
   Dr. Candido Macasaet Africa (Photo credit: Images from the history of Medicine (http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/)
On October 2, 1895, Dr. Candido Macasaet Africa, a great scientist and internationally known for his contributions to medical science, was born in Lipa, Batangas. After graduation from the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines, he taught at the Department of Parasitology, School of Hygiene and Public Health of the same college. He became associate professor and head of the department in 1932.


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Today in Philippine History, October 3, 1863 Candido Iban was born in Capiz

Posted Sunday September 30, 2012 16:32:56
A late 19th century photograph of armed Filipino rebels, known as the Katipuneros
(A late 19th century photograph of the Katipuneros.)

On October 3, 1863, Candido Iban, leader of the Katipunan in the Visayas, was born in Liloan, Malinao, Capiz.

Candido Iban is considered the first overseas contract worker from Malinao, diving for pearls in Australia. As luck would have it, he won a considerable sum in a lottery and came back to Manila. He was befriended by Procopio Bonifacio, the brother of Andres Bonifacio, and was inducted as a Katipunero by Andres in the caves of Montalban.


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Today in Philippine History, October 3, 1900, Mabini was released from prison upon orders of the American authorities

Posted Sunday September 30, 2012 16:34:56
Apolinario Mabinin

On October 3, 1900, Apolinario Mabini, the "Brains of the Revolution”, who was captured by American soldiers in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija in December, 1899, was released from imprisonment at the Anda Jail upon orders of the American authorities.


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Today in Philippine History, October 4, 1884, Leona Florentino died in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Posted Tuesday October 04, 2011 02:38:13
Leona Florentino
(Leona Florentino)

On October 4, 1884, Leona Florentino, the first Filipina poet in Spanish and Ilocano languages, died at the age of 35 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

Born on April 19, 1849 to a wealthy and prominent family in Vigan, Florentino was the first Filipina poetess who established fame in the Philippines and in Europe.


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Today in Philippine history, October 4, 1603, the Sangley insurrection broke out in Manila in the name of their governor Juan Baptista

Posted Sunday February 21, 2016 13:11:31
The Sangley insurrection on October 4, 1603
(Map of the eastern islands; photographic facsimile from Mercator's Atlas minor, Amsterdam, 1633)

On the night of Saint Francis day, Saturday, October 4, 1603, at about 11:00pm, the Chinese residents of the city revolted. It all started with the coming of 3 unnamed Mandarins from China.


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Today in Philippine History, October 4, 1869, Francisco Roman was born in Alcala, Cagayan

Posted Tuesday October 02, 2012 19:58:09

Colonel Francisco Roman   
(Colonel Francisco Roman. Photo credit: Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 by Arnaldo Dumindin )   
On October 4, 1869, Francisco Roman, revolutionary leader and military aide to General Antonio Luna, was born to Jose Roman, a Spaniard, and Pelagia Velasquez, a Tagalog, in Alcala, Cagayan.

Roman, a tobacco manufacturer helped the revolutionary government by donating money from his own pocket. He was enlisted as a soldier during the Filipino-American war.

Roman is considered the hero of the Caloocan battle that drove the Americans back to Azcarraga Street in Caloocan City in February 1899.


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Today in Philippine History, October 5, 1923, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, was formally established as a branch of the Boy Scout of America

Posted Wednesday October 05, 2011 13:07:20

  
  
On October 5, 1923, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, was formally established as a branch of the Boy Scout of America (BSA).

The Manila council of the BSA, was initially funded through the help of various civic-organizations namely: the YMCA, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Elks, Filipino and Chinese Chambers of Commerce, the U.S. Army, the Catholic and Protestant churches, and the American Legion.

Scouting history in the Philippines traces back to the American occupation of the islands. The boy scouts first documented formation of a scout troop in the islands was that of the Lorillard Spencer's troop of Zamboanga formed in 1914 by a U.S. Navy Lieutenant named Sherman Kiser.


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Today in Philippine history, October 5, 1946, Pacita Abad, an itinerant Filipino painter was born in Basco, Batanes

Posted Friday October 02, 2015 01:07:54
Pacita Abad
(Pacita Abad working the Alkaff Bridge bridge in Singapore)

On October 5, 1946, Pacita Abad, a trapunto painter, a global Filipino artist, who described herself as a painter who paints "from the guts" was born in Basco, Batanes to politically active parents, Jorge Abad and Aurora Barsana.


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Today in Philippine History, October 6, 1913, Harrison assumed office as American governor-general of the Philippines

Posted Thursday October 06, 2011 11:24:02

   Francis Burton Harrison
     
On October 6, 1913, Francis Burton Harrison assumed office as American governor-general of the Philippines. He stayed in office until 1921.

A vigorous anti-imperialist and opponent of "Dollar Diplomacy", Harrison was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson, and was tasked to ameliorate the United States governance of the Philippines.

Harrison declared the Democratic Party's intention to seek independence for the Philippines and locally introduced a number of reforms that brought more Filipinos into responsible administrative positions and added other elements of self-government.


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Today in Philippine History, October 6, 1896, Rizal was taken from Montjuich castle to a ship to sail back to Manila

Posted Wednesday October 03, 2012 17:46:06
The   Montjuïc Castle in 1940
(The Montjuïc Castle in 1940)

On October 6, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal was taken from Montjuich castle (Castell de Montjuïc) in Montjuich, Barcelona, Spain, to sail back to the Philippines where he faced trial and his eventual execution on December of the same year. He was given a second class cabin and was held incommunicado in the ship Colon.


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Today in Philippine History, October 6, 1998, the Supreme Court reversed Imelda Marcos sentence

Posted Wednesday October 03, 2012 17:53:01
Former first lady Imelda Marcos
(Former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos)

October 6, 1998, the Supreme Court reversed a 1993 lower court decision sentencing former First Lady Imelda Marcos to a maximum 12-year jail term and perpetual disqualification from public office, based on insufficiency of evidence.


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