On this day, June 21, in 2005, former Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin died of renal failure at the age of 76 at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City, Metro Manila.
He was a leading opposition figure during the Marcos regime and the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
With his death, the Philippine government declared a period of national mourning and accorded him a state funeral at the Manila Cathedral, which was attended by an estimated 20,000 people.
He was buried in the crypt of the cathedral alongside his three predecessors. Sin was born on Aug. 31, 1928, in New Washington, Aklan.
On this day, June 21, in 2008, the Passenger ferry MV Princess of the Stars capsizes and sinks off San Fernando, Romblon in Sibuyan Island during a typhoon (typhoon Fengshen/Frank), 814 of its total number of passengers and crew are either dead or missing.
On this day, Aldam Tilao, popularly known as Abu Sabaya of the Abu Sayyaf group was killed by the Philippine soldiers. He is a former computer engineering student and former OWF in Saudi Arabia. (FoxNews)
On this day, June 21, in 1952, The Philippine School of Commerce, located in the city of Manila, through a republic act no.778, is converted to the Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
On this day, Commonwealth Act No.338 was approved.CA No.338 is known as the Charter of The city of Tagaytay.
In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty. (www.onthisday.com)
Jose Rizal, the Philippines National Hero, finishes his medical studies in Spain.