Philippine Historical Events in April

Philippine Historical Events in April

Day Year Event
1 1925 First issue of the Tribune, the first tabloid in the Philippines founded by Alejandro Roces, Sr.
2 1788 Birth of writer Francisco Baltazar in Bigaa (now Balagtas), Bulacan
3 1940 Birth of filmmaker Lino Brocka in Pilar, Sorsogon. He received in 1985 the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Mass Communication and the National Artist award for film in 1997.
4 1868 Birth of Felipe Calderon in Tanza, Cavite. He is the author of the Malolos Constitution.
5 1580 Establishment of Pangasinan as a province by the Spaniards
5 1975 President Ferdinand Marcos organized the Kabataang Barangay (KB).
5 1947 Birth of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
6 1588 A Royal Decree was signed providing for the distribution of land to individuals.
7 1521 Magellan landed in Cebu Island and made a blood compact with Rajah Humabon.
8 1959 Biliran Island was declared a sub-province of Leyte under Republic Act no. 2141.
9 1942 Fall of Bataan during World War II.
10 1942 Start of the infamous Death March from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac
11 1867 Leonor Rivera, one of the sweethearts of Jose Rizal, was born in Camiling, Tarlac.
11 1992 Birth of Nesthy Petecio in Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur. She is the first Filipino female boxer to win an Olympic medal.
12 1949 Birth of Raul Fabella – 2011 National Scientist
12 1963 Death of Felix Manalo, Founder of the Iglesia Ni Cristo
12 2017 Terrorist group Abu Sayyaf attacked Bohol, killing three soldiers, a police officer and two civilians
13 1857 Birth of Trinidad H. Pardo De Tuvera, member of the Philippine Commission
13 1969 Birth of Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri – author of the Biofuels Act and Renewal Energy Act
14 1521 Rajah Humabon of Cebu was baptized as a Catholic.
15 1947 Philippine National Red Cross was established by virtue of Republic Act no. 95 singed by President Manuel Roxas. Aurora Aragon Quezon became its first president.
15 1948 President Manuel Roxas died of heart attack in Clark Field, Angeles, Pampanga.
16 1899 Death of Emilio Jacinto in Sta. Cruz, Laguna due to malaria.
17 1822 Francisco Bayot led the creoles of Manila to stage an uprising against the Spaniards.
17 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act also known as Bawal Bastos Law.
18 1854 Creation of La Union Province through royal decree issued by Queen Isabella of Spain
18 1918 Birth of Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee, considered as the activist justice during the Marcos regime
19 1937 Birth of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada in Tondo, Manila.
20 1874 Revolutionary general Sevillano Aquino was born in Concepcion, Tarlac
21 2001 Ratification of the cityhoods of Calamba in Laguna and Malabon of Metro Manila
22 1529 Treaty of Zaragosa whereby Spain and Portugal divided the world between the two of them. In this treaty, the Philippines belonged to Portugal but mysteriously, it never claim the Philippines.
23 1899 Battle of Plaridel, Bulacan where General Gregorio del Pilar defeated the American Forces killing Colonel John Stotsenberg.
23 1946 The last commonwealth election was held. Manuel A. Roxas and Elpidio Quirino won as president and vice-president respectively.
23 1965 Birth of Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo in Naga City, Camarines Sur. She is the 14th vice president of the Philippines
24 1897 Establishment of the Department of Finance by the Revolutionary Government
24 1980 Assassination of Macliing Dulag, an activist from Kalinga Province who opposed the building of a dam in the province.
25 1611 Establishment of the University of Santo Tomas (UST)
25 1801 Creation of Nueva Ecija Province
25 2001 Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was arrested on charges of plunder and perjury.
26 1911 Death of Pedro Paterno, known for his role in the abandonment of the revolution and his collaboration with the Spaniards and the Americans.
27 1521 Ferdinand Magellan was killed by Lapu-Lapu in the Battle of Mactan Island.
28 1949 Dona Aurora Aragon-Quezon, widow of President Luis Quezon, and members of her entourage, were ambushed by members of the HUKBALAHAP while traveling along the Nueva Ecija provincial road going to Aurora.
29 2016 Approval of Republic Act 10771 or Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016
30 1850 Annexation of the Sulu Sultanate to the Spanish Crown.
30 1910 Levi Celerio was born in Manila. He was proclaimed National Artist in 1997 for music and literature.
30 1946 American President Harry Truman signed into law the Philippine Trade Act and the Philippine Rehabilitation Act, as approved by the United States Congress.

RELATED: Philippine Historical Events in January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

See also:
List of Philippine Provinces with a link to their profile and history

Philippine Historical Events in April
Ferdinand Magellan died in the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521 (Credit: Wiki Commons)

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