Philippine Historical Events in March

Philippine Historical Events in March

Day Year Event
1 1782 The Tobacco Monopoly was introduced in the country by Jose Basco.
2 1903 First nationwide census officially begun.
3 1962 President Diosdado Macapagal orders deportation of businessman Harry Stonehill after raids of the latter’s office revealed he had bribed several government officials.
3 1928 Birth of Gelia Castillo – 1999 National Scientist
4 1899 Arrival of the Schurman Commision in Manila to survey Philippine conditions.
5 1901 Establishment of the National Library through Act no. 96
6 1884 Spain introduced tax reform in the Philippines which include the abolition of the tribute and its replacement by the cedula tax.
7 1988 Ratification of the cityhoods of Samal and Tagum, both in Davao del Norte
8 1902 Inventor and National Scientist Gregorio Zara was born in Lipa City. He pioneered in the study of solar energy and designed an airplane fueled by alcohol.
9 1891 Dr. Jose P. Laurel was born in Tanauan City, Batangas.
9 1899 Francisca Reyes Aquino was born in Bocaue, Bulacan. She was named National Artist in 1973 for performaing arts for her work in different Philippine dances. She was also a recepient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service in 1962.
10 1785 The Royal Company of the Philippines was established to promote trade and industry.
11 2007 Approval of the charter for the cityhood of San Juan in Metro Manila.
12 1942 McArthur evacuated from Corregidor island during World War II
13 1992 Establishment of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority by virtue of RA 7227
14 1903 Establishment of Manila Electric Company.
15 1945 Establishment of the Congress of Labor Organization with Cipriano Cid as the first president.
15 1940 Birth of Fr. Bienvenido Nebres – 2011 National Scientist
16 1521 Ferdinand Magellan and his crew landed in Homonhon Island, off the coast of Eastern Samar.
17 1957 President Ramon Magsaysay died in a plane crash near Cebu City.
17 1814 Tobacco monopoly was abolished.
18 1928 Birth of President Fidel Ramos
19 1731 Birth of Gabriela Silang, wife of Diego Silang, in Santa, Ilocos Sur.
20 1843 Birth of General Ambrosio Flores who succeeded Antonio Luna as Secretary of War.
21 1565 Rajah Tupas of cebu was baptized by Fr. Hererra with Legaspi as godfather.
22 1897 A revolutionary government was established at the Tejeros Convention replacing the Katipunan. Emilio Aguinaldo was elected president while Andres Bonifacio was chosen as Secretary of Interior.
22 1869 Birth of General Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit, Cavite.
23 1901 President Emilio Aguinaldo was captured in Palanan, Isabela by American Forces.
23 1935 Approval of the 1935 Philippine Costitution by US President Roosevelt.
24 1934 US President Roosevelt signed the Tydings-McDuffie Law prodvidng, among others, a 10-year transition period under the Commonwealth of the Philippines, preparatory to the granting of independence.
25 1986 The Freedom Constitution was adopted by the Aquino government
25 1895 Historian Encarnacion Alzona was born in Binan, Laguna – First Filipina to hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree, declared National Scientist in 1985.
25 1908 Chemist Julian A. Banzon was born in Balanga, Bataan. He was named National Scientist in 1986.
26 1920 The Philippine Flag was adopted as the official flag of the Republic.
26 1935 Ernesto Maceda was born in Pagsanjan, Laguna. He was Senate President from October 9, 1996 to January 25, 1998.
27 1890 Birth of former senator and Secretary of National Defense Ruperto Kangleon in Macrohon, Southern Leyte
28 1521 Magellan’s fleet reach Masao or Limasawa island.
28 1889 Camilo Osias was born in Balaoan, La Union. He was senate president in 1952 and in 1953.
28 1945 Birth of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 16th president of the Philippines
29 1521 Magellan made a blood compact with Rajah Kolambo, King of Masao or Limasawa Island.
30 1900 Establishment of the Department of Public Instruction by General Otis, the precursor of the Department of Education
31 1521 Spaniards celebrated the first Catholic Mass at Limasawa Island or Masao near Butuan City.
1998 Ratification of the cityhood of Urdaneta in Pangasinan.
2001 Ratification of the cityhoods of Escalante, Himamaylan, Sipalay, all in Negros Occidental and Tanjay in Negros Oriental.
1764 Spaniards retook Manila from the British under Governor-general Simon Anda Salazar.

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

Philippine Historical Events in March
Rodrigo Duterte was born in the month of March (Credit: CBS News)

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