Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, November 30

  On this day, November 30, in 1863, Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro, revolutionary leader and 3rd president of the revolutionary organization, the Katipunan, was born in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Under his leadership, the Katipunan lead an all-out revolution vs. Spain beginning Aug 1896. Born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro, a tailor, and a housewife, Andres… Read More »

On this day, October 17

  Today in History, On October 17 of 1857, Máximo Viola y Sison, physician, member of the Propaganda Movement, & Filipino revolutionary leader, was born in Barrio Sta. Rita, San Miguel, Bulacan. He funded the 1st publication of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere. Born to Pedro Viola and Isabel Sison of Bulacan, he pursued his pre-medical studies in UST… Read More »

On this day, July 14

  Today in History, July 14, in 1899, the unicameral legislature of the 1st Philippine Republic reconvened in San Sebastian Cathedral, Tarlac, Tarlac, after the fall of the republic’s capital, Malolos, to the Americans in March 1899. Context: With the outbreak of the Philippine-American War on 4 February 1899, the Filipino forces were on the defensive, as American… Read More »

On this day, July 2

Today in History, July 2 in 1887, Dr. Proceso B. Gabriel, the pioneer Filipino bacteriologist, and a physician who headed the public health initiative to eradicate cholera, dysentery, typhoid and beriberi in the Philippines, is born in Santa Cruz, Manila. Context: At the turn of the 20th century, upon acquiring the Philippines as its colonial possession and muzzling… Read More »

On this day, June 29

  Today in History, on June 29, 1918, Private Tomás Mateo Claudio, dies as the only Filipino casualty in WWI. Born in Morong, Rizal, Claudio was part of the Philippine National Guard sent by the Philippine Assembly in support of the U.S. in the war fought in Europe. (TH The United States entered WWI in Europe in 1917,… Read More »