Tag Archives: On This Day

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 Señores Hara, Inatomi, Nishiuchi, Nakamori, and… Read More »

On this day, June 7

  On June 7, 1904, General Artemio Ricarte began his seven and a half-year prison term at the Old Bilibid Prison (now Manila City Jail). He was convicted of illegal possession of firearms and rebellion after attempting to overthrow the U.S. Insular Government of the Philippines. He was noted for being the only Filipino general who never pledged… Read More »

On this day, June 6

On this day, June 6 On June 6, 1951, World War II hero Tomas Confesor died due to a heart attack. At the age of 32, he became representative of the Third District of Iloilo (his home province) (1922-1930). A double-degree holder (commerce and economics), he was named the first Filipino Director of Commerce (forerunner of the Department… Read More »