Philippine Historical Events in August

Philippine Historical Events in August

Day Year Event
1 1851 Establishment of the first government bank, the Banco Espanol Filipino, soon to be renamed Bank of the Philippine Islands.
1 2009 Death of President Corazon C. Aquino
2 1923 Pedro B. Escuro was born in Nabua, Camarines Sur. He was named National Scientist in agriculture.
2 1950 Conversion of Butuan into a city by virtue of Republic Act 523
2 1968 Intensity 7 earthquake hit Manila causing the collapse of Ruby Tower and killing hundreds of people.
3 1902 Father Gregorio Aglipay founds Iglesia Filipina Independencia.
4 1969 San Jose in Nueva Ecija was declared a city by virtue of Repoublic Act 6051
5 1963 Formation of MAPHILINDO, a loose organization of Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia on the initiative of President Diosdado Macapagal.
5 1890 Jose D. Avelino was born in Calbayog City, Western Samar. He was senate president from May 25, 1946 to February 24, 1949.
6 2013 BRP Ramon Alcaraz arrived in Subic, first time a Philippine Navy ship was named after a naval hero
7 1913 Carmen C. Velasquez was born in Bayambang, Pangasinan. She was named National Scientist in 1983 for her work in zoology particularly in the field of fish parasitology
8 1901 Organization of the Philippine Constabulary.
9 1589 Emacipation of all native slaves through a Royal Decree issued by King Philip II.
10 1996 Approval of the cityhood of Sagay in Negros Occidental
10 2000 Approval of the cityhood of Maasin in Southern Leyte
11 1913 Birth of Bishop Antonio Fortich in Dumaguete City. He was bishop of Bacolod and a Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership
12 1903 Establishment of Benguet Corporation, one of the oldest private companies with extensive mining operations in many parts of the country especially in Benguet Province.
13 1898 Americans captured Manila from the hands of the Spaniards.
14 1898 Americans established a military government with General Wesley Merritt as the first American military governor of the Philippines.
14 1919 Alfredo V. Lagmay was born in Manila. He was named National Scientist in 1993 as an expert in psychology.
15 1595 Elevaton of Manila into an archbishopric and dividing the Philippines into four dioceses namely: Manila, Cebu, Nueva Caceres, and Nueva Segovia.
15 1890 Alfredo C. Santos was born in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga. He was named National Scientist in 1978 for his work in industrial pharmacy.
15 1936 Birth of Bienvenido Juliano – National Scientist in 2000 for his work in rice chemistry
15 1928 Leandro V. Locsin was born in Silay City, Negros Occidental. He was proclaimed National Artist in 1990 for architecture.
16 1843 Birth of Jose Enriquez Basa, lawyer and delegate to the Malolos Congress
17 1945 President Jose P. Laurel announced the dissolution of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippine Republic.
18 1901 Creation of Mountain Province by virtue of Philippine Act 1876
18 1925 Clara Lim-Sylianco was born in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental. She was named National Scientist in 1994 for her work in biochemistry.
19 1878 Birth of Manuel Luis Quezon in Baler, Aurora
19 1896 Father Mariano Gil revealed the existence of the Katipunan Movement.
19 1916 The U.S. Congress enacted the Jones Law promising independence of the Philippines as soon as the Filipinos are capable of having a strong government.
20 1899 Signing of Bates Agreement whereby Muslims will not be involved in the Filipino-American War
21 1971 Plaza Miranda Massacre where 8 people died and 120 others were injured including Senators Jovito Salonga and Gerardo Roxas.
21 1983 Former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino was assassinated at the Manila International Airport
22 1861 Birth of Timoteo Paez in Tondo, Manila. He founded La Liga Filipina with Jose Rizal
23 1896 The cry of Pugad Lawin when Andres Bonifacio and his men tore their cedulas to express their defiance of Spanish rule.
24 1890 Birth of Jorge B. Vargas in Bago, Negros occidental. He was the executive Secretary of President Quezon, mayor of Manila and chairman of the Philippine Executive Committee during the Japanese occupation.
24 1948 Birth of Vicente “Tito” Castelo Sotto III, 29th senate president, TV host and comedian
25 1937 Establishment of Iloilo as a city under the American Commonwealth regime
25 2001 Creation of Gapan City in Nueva Ecija
26 1896 The so-called Cry of Balintawak signalled the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.
27 1780 The Economic Society of the Friends of the Country was organized to promote the planting of some agricultural crops.
28 1908 Birth of Msgr. Rufino J. Santos, the first Filipino Cardinal.
29 1862 Birth of Gen. Candido Tirona in Kawit, Cavite. He was the hero in the Battle of Binakayan.
30 1850 Marcelo H. del Pilar, editor of the La Solidaridad, was born in Bulacan, Bulacan.
1896 Battle of Pinaglabanan. Governor General Blanco declared war in eight provinces: Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija.
31 1907 President Ramon Magsaysay was born in Castillejos, Zambales.
1918 Lucresia R. Kasilag was born in San Fernando City, La Union. She was named National Artist in 1988 for music.

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

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

Philippine Historical Events in August
Philippine Historical Events in August include the birth of Manuel Luis Quezon, the 2nd President of the Philippines (Credit: Malacanang.gov.ph)

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