Tag Archives: On This Day

On This Day, May 11

  On this day in 1818, Filipino merchant and sharecropper Francisco Mercado was born in Biñan, Laguna. Educated in Latin and philosophy at the Colegio de San Jose in Manila, Mercado settled in Calamba in 1830 to be a sharecropper in the newly opened Dominican estate there. In 1848, he married Teodora Alonso Realonda, daughter of the municipal… Read More »

On This Day, May 12

  On this day, May 12, in 1964 the Philippines established diplomatic ties with the European Economic Community (EEC). The European Economic Community was a regional organization which aimed to bring about economic integration among its member states. It was created by the Treaty of Rome of 1957. Upon the formation of the European Union in 1993, the… Read More »

On This Day, May 10

  On this day, on May 10, 1956, the Reparations Agreement between the Philippines and Japan was signed in Manila. Under the agreement, $550-million worth of Japanese goods and services will be delivered to The Philippines, as Japan’s reparation and settlement of claims for damages caused by World War II.   1897 On this day 1897, Philippine revolutionary… Read More »

On This Day, May 8

  On this day, May 8,  in 1570, Spanish conquistadors Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, nephew of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, arrived in the Kingdom of Maynilad from Panay while on a mission to explore the northern portion of the Philippines. The local rulers, Rajah Matanda and his nephew Rajah Sulayman, welcomed and engaged them in… Read More »

On This Day, May 7

  On this day, May 7, A phreatic eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province killed four  (4) german climbers and their Filipino guide half a kilometer away from the volcano’s crater. The event led to a ban on future hiking and climbing activities in Mayon Volcano. The eruption spewed steam and rocks that fell on the climbers,… Read More »