Philippine Historical Events in May

Philippine Historical Events in May

Day Year Event
1 1856 Creation of Isabela Province through a Spanish royal decree
1 1898 Battle of Manila Bay between the United States and Spain.
1 1912 Felipe Padilla de Leon was born Penaranda, Nueva Ecija. He was named National Artist in 1997 for music.
2 1942 Japanese forces executed Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.
3 1900 Death of Federico Abaya, the founder of Candon City in Ilocos Sur
4 1904 Antonino Buenaventura was born in Baliuag, Bulacan. He was proclaimed National Artist for music in 1988.
5 1583 Establishment of the Royal Audiencia, the highest judicial body during the Spanish regime.
5 1860 Birth of Gregorio Aglipay in Batac, Ilocos Norte. He founded the Philippine Independent Church.
6 1942 Surrender of Corregidor Island by General Wainwright to the Japanese during World War II.
7 1899 First local election was held in Baliuag, Bulacan under the supervision of American General Henry Lawton.
8 1967 By virtue of Republic Act 4847, Davao was divided into 3 provinces.
9 1956 Reparations Agreement with Japan was signed in Manila providing for the payment by Japan of war reparations.
9 1875 Birth of Gregoria de Jesus, wife of Andres Bonifacio and later became the wife of Julio Nakpil
10 1897 Andres Bonifacio and his brother were executed in Mt. Buntis, Cavite. They were previously charged of treason.
10 1886 Felix Manalo, founder of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, was born in Manila
11 1992 First presidential election under the 1987 Constitution. Fidel Valdez Ramos won as president of the Republic beating 5 other candidates.
11 2018 Removal of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice by way of an 8–6 decision by the Supreme Court over a quo warranto petition
12 1962 President Macapagal approved the change of date for the celebration of Independence Day from July 4 to June 12.
13 1903 Death of Apolinario Mabini in Manila.
14 1935 Ratification of the 1935 Philippine Constitution in a plebescite.
15 1910 Manuel Luiz Quezon assumed the post of Junior Resident Commissioner in Washington, USA.
16 1571 Arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi in Manila.
17 1899 First issue of Gaceta de Filipinas, official publication of the revolutionary government under Aguinaldo
17 1940 Birth of Reynato Puno in Manila, the 23rd chief justice of the Supreme Court
18 1994 Approval of Republic Act 7721 to liberalize the entry and operation of foreign banks in the Philippines
18 1994 Approval of RA 7722 or Higher Education Act of 1994 that established the Commisson on Higher Education
19 1898 Emilio Aguinaldo returned from Hong Kong where he was exiled. The revolution against Spain continued.
20 1865 Organization of public and private secondary schools in the Philippines
21 1973 President Marcos launched Masagana 99 to increase rice production.
22 1667 Birth of Julio Nakpil in Manila, musician and member of the Katipunan who married Gregoria de Jesus, the widow of Andres Bonifacio.
22 1944 Roberto A. Abad was born in Tondo, Manila. He is an associate justice of the Supreme Court and dean of UST College of Law.
23 2000 Approval of Republic Act 8791 or the General Banking Act.
23 2016 Approval of RA 10844 Creating the Department of Information and Communictions Technology
23 2017 Battle of Marawi, also called Siege of Marawi, began after Maute Group occupied several buildings. The battle lasted for 5 months and triggered the declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao.
24 1954 Establishment of Trece Martirez as component city of Cavite by virtue of RA 981.
25 2012 The Philippine Senate, sitting as impeachment court, voted 20-3 to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona for culpable violation of the constitution and betayal of public trust.
26 1609 Forced labor among Filipino males was introduced in the Philippines.
27 1911 Salvador P. Lopez is born in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. Writer, President of UP, and Ambassador to the US
28 1763 Diego Silang is assassinated.
29 2012 Philippine Senate convicts Chief Justice Renato Corona.
30 1892 Birth of painter and first National Artist Fernando Amorsolo in Paco, Manila
31 1606 Arrival of the Black Nazarene from Mexico. The burnt sculpture of the crucified Christ now found in Quiapo Church in Manila is the object of devotion of millions of Filipino Catholics.

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

Philippine Historical Events in May
Philippine Historical Events in May include the surrender of Corregidor Island to the Japanese.

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