Tag Archives: On This Day

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 »

On this day, June 28

  On this day, June 28 Today in History, June 28, 1945, 75 years ago, with the cessation of hostilities in Luzon between the Allied & Japanese forces, the Northern Luzon campaign & the liberation of the entire island of Luzon has been completed. Context: The Philippines, on the verge of independence from the United States by 1946,… Read More »

On this day, June 10

  Today in History, on June 10, 1991, Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga, Philippines, the largest U.S. airbase at the time outside mainland U.S., starts evacuating due to the Mount Pinatubo eruption. Col. Jeffrey Grime leads the evacuation. Context: In 1947, the Military Bases Agreement between the post-war Philippines and the United States gave the U.S. a… Read More »

On this day, June 8

  Today in History June 8, in 1899, Mariano Ponce, 1st Philippine ambassador to Japan, sends President E. Aguinaldo a letter from Yokohama, saying that 5 Japanese military officials have been chosen to help Filipinos in an unofficial capacity, to bolster Philippine forces in the PH-US War. The 5 Japanese officials were named as Señores Hara, Inatomi, Nishiuchi,… Read More »