On this day, August 11

By | August 11, 2019
ambrosio padilla august 11 1996

Ambrosio Padilla | Image Source: everydayhistory.ph | Philpost

 

2000

On this day, August 11, we celebrate the 19th year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the year 2000.

The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C.

 

2000

On this day, August 11, we celebrate the 19th year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Saint Kitts and Nevis in the year 2000.

The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C

 

1996

On this day, August 11, in 1996, Filipino basketball legend, statesman and public servant Ambrosio Padilla died. He was born on Dec. 7, 1910, in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Born on Dec. 7, 1910, in Lingayen, Pangasinan, Padilla first became known in his youth as a basketball star who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and later, for the National Basketball Team in the 1930s.

After retiring from basketball, Padilla practiced law and was appointed Solicitor General by President Ramon Magsaysay in 1954. He was elected senator for three terms in 1957, 1963 and 1969, his last term being interrupted by Martial Law.

Padilla joined the opposition to the Marcos regime and after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, President Corazon Aquino appointed him Vice Chairman of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution. He was inducted in the Philippine Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999. (edhistory.ph)

 

1969

On this day, August 11, we celebrate the 50th year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore.

The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Singapore in the year 1969.

There are 323,810 Filipinos in Singapore as of 2017 and the Philippines has an Embassy in Singapore.

 

1942

On this day, August 11, in 1942, Delia Albert, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was born. Albert served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from December 2003 to August 2004.

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