APRIL 28

| April 28, 2021

1565
In the afternoon of this day, a day after the arrival of the Legazpi expedition in Cebu, a Basque sailor named Juan de Camuz finds the image of the Santo Niño in an abandoned house in the port settlement of Cebu.

1934
The Diocese of Cebu is elevated to the status of an Archdiocese. Gabriel M. Reyes becomes its first Archbishop.
1965.

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines, San Agustin Church is elevated to the status of a Basilica Minore by order of the Pope.

Category: Today in the History of Cebu