RSSToday in the History of Cebu

AUGUST 31

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

1665 Fr. Juan Lopez formally assumes the position of Bishop of Cebu. 1829 The Dagohoy rebellion of Bohol comes to an end. Cebuanos had participated in the Spanish suppression of the Boholano rebels.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 30

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fiesta of Alcoy, Cebu 1595 Augustinian Pedro de Agurto is appointed as Bishop of Cebu, the first to serve in this position. 1969 Mandaue is elevated to the status of a Charter City.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 29

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fiesta of Daan Bantayan 1740 Protasio Cabezas of the secular clergy is appointed the 9th Bishop of Cebu.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 28

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fiesta of Alcantara, Cebu Fiesta of Carmen, Cebu 1945 Lt. Gen. Tadashu Kataoka, commander of the Japanese 1st Division, surrenders his troops to Gen. William Arnold, Americal Division commander, in field rites held at Kilometer 82 in northeastern Cebu (in the vicinity of Borbon). This marks the end of the Japanese occupation in Cebu. 1956 […]

Continue Reading

AUGUST 27

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

1903 One of the early leaders of the Aglipayan movement in Cebu, Fr. Vicente P. Escalante, parish priest of Daan Bantayan, makes a formal retraction before Bishop Martin Alcocer in Manila. He signs the retraction on bended knees before the bishop and two witnesses.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 26

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

1825 A Bishop’s decree confirms the establishment of Badian, Cebu, as a parish. It is separated from the jurisdiction of Barili. 1963 Col. James M. Cushing, leader of the Cebu resistance against the Japanese, dies after a heart attack on board an interisland vessel between Palawan and Mindoro. He dies a poor man at the […]

Continue Reading

AUGUST 25

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

1949 Mons. Gabriel M. Reyes of Cebu is raised as Archbishop-Coadjutor of Manila with the right of succession to Archbishop Dougherty.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 24

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

1896 The Philippine Revolution begins. In a secret assembly of the Katipunan held in the Manila suburb of Balintawak, a decision is reached to start a general uprising against Spain.

Continue Reading

AUGUST 23

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

1844 A royal decree establishes Liloan as a parish. This is confirmed by a decree of the Bishop on Jan. 27, 1845. 1903 American Thomas H. Hendrick is consecrated as Bishop of Cebu. 1951 Sergio Osmeña, Jr., at the age of 34, launches his political career with a ringing speech at Plaza Independencia and the […]

Continue Reading

AUGUST 22

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fiesta of Minglanilla, Cebu 1903 Birth in Escalante, Negros Occidental, of Cebuano writer and newspaperman Napoleon Dejoras (1903-1972). 1905 Secretary of War William H. Taft, with a party of high American officials, visits Cebu in the course of an inspection tour. 1963 A degree of the Cebu Archbishop divides the Santo Rosario parish into two […]

Continue Reading