Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, July 19

  On this day, July 19, in 1969, exactly 50 years ago as men were landing on the moon, a Filipina was taking off for the universe. Miss Philippines Gloria Diaz was crowned Miss Universe 1969 in Miami Beach, Florida, making her the first Filipina to win the crown. On this day, July 19, in 1922, Filipina historian,… Read More »

On this day, July 18

  On this day, July 18, in 1875, Filipina revolutionary Marina Dizon was born in Trozo, Manila.  She was one of the first women to join the Katipunan revolutionary secret society in 1893, is the daughter of its founding member Jose Dizon. She married Jose Turiano Santiago, also a Katipunero. She served as the keeper of the society’s documents,… Read More »

On this day, July 15

  On this day, July 15, in 1942, Filipino politician and guerrilla leader Wenceslao Q. Vinzons died at the age of 31 after being bayoneted by Japanese forces in Daet, Camarines Norte for refusing to pledge allegiance to Japan. As one of the first Filipinos to organize a guerrilla movement against the Japanese, Vinzons became a target of… Read More »

On this day, July 13

  On this day, July 13, in 1860, Filipino revolutionary and labor leader Jose Turiano Santiago was born in Trozo, Manila. He and his wife Marina Dizon were members of the Katipunan, where his father-in-law Jose Dizon was a founding member. He was arrested following the outbreak of the 1896 Philippine Revolution but was released in 1897. He… Read More »

On this day, July 12

  On this day, July 12, in 1859, the Jesuits returned to the Philippines after being expelled in 1767. They took over Escuela Pia, which later evolved into the Ateneo de Manila. On this day, July 12, in 1869, at a feast hosted by liberal Spanish Governor General Carlos Maria dela Torre, invited Filipino liberals, politicians, priests, businessmen,… Read More »