On this day, September 16

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Montreal Protocol | Image Credit: @DFAPHL


On this day, September 16, in 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted in Montreal, Canada.

The Philippines ratified the Protocol in 1991.



On this day, September 16, we celebrate 44 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Papua New Guinea in 1975.

With around 35,955 Filipinos in Papua New Guinea as of December 2018, the Philippines has an Embassy in Port Moresby. @DFAPHL



Basi Revolt

On this day, September 16, in 1807, Wine-loving Ilocanos in the town of Piddig came together to revolt against the Spanish wine monopoly, which prohibited the residents from manufacturing their own native cane drink called “basi.” The rebellion later spread in the nearby towns.