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JANUARY 18

| January 18, 2020

1917 Dionisio Jakosalem is appointed as Secretary of Commerce and Communication in the Philippine Cabinet. He is reappointed to the same position in 1920.

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JANUARY 18

| January 18, 2020

1917 Dionisio Jakosalem is appointed as Secretary of Commerce and Communication in the Philippine Cabinet. He is reappointed to the same position in 1920.

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JANUARY 16

| January 16, 2020

Fiesta of Santa Fe, Cebu. 1888 Birth in Carmen, Cebu, of Mariano Jesus Cuenco (1888-1964), lawyer-journalists who became Cebu congressman, governor, and Philippine Cabinet member and Senate Preisdent. 1895 Birth in Talisay, Cebu, of Priscillo A. Campo, a leading Cebuano poet better-known by his pseudonym, “Bukidnon.” 1900 General Arcadio Maxilom issues a decree ordering a […]

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JANUARY 15

| January 15, 2020

1900 Revolutionary leader Pantaleon del Rosario writes to guerilla chief Emilio Verdeflor informing him of the American capture of Sudlon and relaying word that General Maxilom has ordered a shift from open battle to guerilla warfare and that the policy is to “harass the enemy without cessation.” 1945 Elements of the 7th U.S. Infantry Division […]

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JANUARY 14

| January 14, 2020

1878 Birth in Carcar, Cebu, of Maria A. Kabigon, popular Cebuano writer better-remembered as “Manding Karya.” 1893 The first issue of Boletin Ecclesiastico (1893-1898), founded by Bishop Martin Alcober, comes out. This is the second newspaper published in Cebu, after El Boletin de Cebu (1886-1898).

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JANUARY 13

| January 13, 2020

1922 The Cebu Portland Cement Company is incorporated under Philippine Laws with an authorized capital stock of 5 million pesos.

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JANUARY 12

| January 12, 2020

1888 Birth in Cebu, Cebu, of Vicente A. Gullas (1888-1970), lawyer, writer, and founder of the University of the Visayas. 1900 Col. Simon Snyder assumes command of the American troops occupying Cebu, succeeding Lt. Col. Thomas Hamer. 1937 Filemon Sotto is appointed by Manuel L. Quezon as one of the members of the Institute of […]

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JANUARY 11

| January 11, 2020

1662 The Royal Audiencia (the Spanish superior court) sustains the claim of Cebuanos in Talisay that their lands had been unjustly seized from them by the Augustinians. The court orders that the land be returned to the Cebuanos. On March 8, 1662, however, the Court reversed itself and awarded the land to the Agustinian convent. […]

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Cebu Reads Lazaro Francisco

Cebu Reads Lazaro Francisco

| March 20, 2019

Still in line with the NLM celebration was the event dubbed as CEBU READS LAZARO FRANCISCO, held in the Fr. Albert Van Gansewinkel Hall in the University of San Carlos-Downtown Campus last 11 April 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Under the sponsorship of the NCCA, KWF, and the USC Cebuano Studies Center, in […]

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National Literature Month Celebration 2019

National Literature Month Celebration 2019

| March 20, 2019

In accordance with Proclamation No. 968, signed in 2015, the National Literature Month (NLM) is celebrated every April, under the auspices of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and the National Book Development Board-Philippines. This year’s theme was BUKLUGAN PANITIKAN, a phrase adapted from buklog, the Subanen ritual for […]

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