On this day, July 30, in 1907, by virtue of the Philippine Organic Act of 1902, nationwide elections were held for the 80 members of the Philippine Assembly, which serves as the Lower House of the Philippine Legislature.
While several parties fielded candidates in the election, two major political parties, the Partido Nacionalista and Partido Nacional Progresista emerged victoriously.
The First Philippine Assembly convened on Oct. 16, 1907, with Sergio Osmeña being selected as Speaker and Manuel Quezon as Majority Floor Leader.
On this day, July 30, in 2007, the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW) was established in Manila. This follows the signing by ASEAN leaders (shown in the photo) of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in Cebu.
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