On this day, July 27 in 1986, a group of Marcos loyalists mauled and killed 23-year-old Stephen Salcedo for wearing a yellow shirt at Rizal Park during a loyalist rally.
The loyalists had been chasing and beating up anyone wearing yellow following the police dispersal of their rally for lack of a permit. Bystanders were able to rush Salcedo to the Philippine General Hospital but died on arrival.
On this day, July 27, in 1914, Iglesia ni Cristo was founded by Felix Manalo. Iglesia ni Cristo was once only a handful of followers in Sta. Ana, Manila. Now, the largest homegrown Christian church in the Philippines has more than 2 million members.
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