Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, May 6

  On This Day, May 6, 1942, the island fortress of Corregidor fell to the Japanese Imperial Army. It was the last bastion of Filipino and American forces against the Japanese invasion, following the fall of Bataan almost a month earlier, on April 9. The besieged United States-Filipino army in Bataan finally crumbled on April 9, 1942. Lt.Gen.… Read More »

On this day, May 4

May 4, 2019 On this day, May 4, 2019 we celebrate 68 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic  relations between the Philippines and the Holy See. The Philippines established diplomatic relation with the Holy See on May 4, 1951. With around 3,440 Filipinos in Vatican City as of December 2017, the Philippines has an Embassy in the… Read More »

On this day, May 3

  On this day, on May 3, 1898, American forces under Commodore George Dewey’s command occupied Fort San Felipe Neri, the Spanish arsenal at Cavite Nuevo (present day Cavite City). He used the arsenal’s shipyard to repair his fleet, including the Spanish ships captured in the Battle of Manila Bay. On the same day, a small Spanish force… Read More »