Tag Archives: On This Day

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 »

On this day, July 10

  On this day, July 10,  in 2012, Filipino comedian and actor Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., more popularly known as Dolphy, died at the age of 83 due to severe pneumonia and renal failure. Regarded as the Philippines’ King of Comedy, Dolphy has appeared in over 200 radio dramas, films and TV shows since 1946. Among his popular… Read More »

On this day, July 9

  On this day, July 9, in 1943, the American submarine USS Thresher landed in Catmon Point, near Sipalay, Negros Occidental to unload 500 pounds of supplies and 40,000 rounds of ammunition for American and Filipino guerrillas led by Capt. Jesus Villamor. It also delivered a group of Filipino commandoes tasked with slipping into Manila to link up… Read More »