Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, September 28

  On this day, September 28, in 1910, Diosdado Macapagal, the 9th President of the Philippines, was born in Lubao, Pampanga. A law graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, Diosdado Macapagal first worked as a legal assistant to President Manuel Quezon during the Commonwealth Era and later, to President Jose P. Laurel during the Japanese occupation of… Read More »

On this day, September 21

  On this day, September 21, in 1972, Proclamation No. 1081, an order signed by President Ferdinand Marcos that imposes Martial Law throughout the Philippines, took effect. Marcos issued the order to prolong his term in office, but with the pretext of “saving the republic from communism” and “creating a new society” that is on the brink of… Read More »

On this day, September 20

  On this day, September 20, in 2017, the Philippines signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City, USA. During the signing, Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter S. Cayetano called on nuclear-weapon States to join the international community in making the world a safer place. He added… Read More »

On this day, September 18

  On this day, September 18, in 1891, Jose Rizal’s “El Filibusterismo” (“The Subversive”) was printed in Ghent, Belgium. Written in Spanish, the novel inspired the people of the Philippines to revolt against Spain, culminating in the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Set in a fictional town of San Diego, the novel begins where the Noli Me Tangere ended,… Read More »

On this day, September 16

  On this day, September 16, in 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted in Montreal, Canada. The Philippines ratified the Protocol in 1991.   1975 On this day, September 16, we celebrate 44 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The Philippines established… Read More »