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| January 24, 2020

1865 Birth in Carcar, Cebu, of Mariano Cui, lawyer and one-time head of the Public Utilities Commission of the Philippines. 1899 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo approves the Cebu Provincial Council of the Philippine Republic. Members of the council are Luis Flores (president), Julio Llorente (vice-president), Arcadio Maxilom (councilor of police), Mariano Veloso (councilor of finance), Segundo […]

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| January 23, 2020

1899 The First Philippine Republic is inaugurated in Malolos, Bulacan, with Emilio Aguinaldo as president. 1943 Cebu guerillas, under Major Olegario Baura (commander of the Central Cebu Sector) engage the Japanese in heavy fighting in Malubog, Toledo. The battle lasts for three days.

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| January 21, 2020

1869 Birth in Cebu, of Fructuoso Ramos who was first elected mayor of Cebu City in 1916. 1946 Sergio Osmeña, Sr., accepts nomination by the Nacionalista Party as the party’s candidate for President of the Philippines.

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| January 20, 2020

Fiesta of Borbon, Cebu. 1734 Manuel Antonio de Ocio y Ocampo of the secular clergy is appointed as the 8th Bishop of Cebu. 1852 A decree of the Bishop establishes Moalboal as a parish, separating it from Badian. 1877 Nueva Caceres, Cebu, is erected as a parish.

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| January 19, 2020

1846 Dominican Romualdo Gimeno is appointed the 16th Bishop of Cebu. 1858 San Fernando, Cebu, is established as a parish, with San Isidro Labrador as patron saint.

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| December 31, 2019

1898 The Philippine Republic establishes provincial and municipal governments in Cebu. Presidents of the Cebu provincial council and of the junta popular of the municipality of Cebu are Luis Flores and Julio Llorente, respectively. 1961 Inauguration of the new City of Lapulapu, created by Republic Act No. 3134 on June 17, 1961.

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| December 30, 2019

1866 Birth in Pangil, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, of Anastacio Oclarino, one of the founders of the Katipunan in Cebu. 1896 Execution by Spanish musketery of Dr. Jose Rizal in Bagumbayan, Manila. 1941 The presidential inauguration of the Second Commonwealth takes place inside a Corregidor tunnel. Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmeña take their oath as president […]

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| December 29, 2019

1898 Day-long festivities mark the formal takeover by the Republic of the government in Cebu. Prominent leaders of the Republic in Cebu are Luis Flores, Arcadio Maxilom, Enrique Lorega, Alejo Miñoza, and others.

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| December 27, 2019

1891 Birth of Fortunato U. Borromeo, Cebuano Justice.

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| December 27, 2019

1886 Birth in Ronda, Cebu, of Juan II Villagonzalo (1886-1914), prominent turn-of-the-century journalist and writer. 1891 Birth in Argao, Cebu, of Juan Alcazaren, Cebu congressman for three terms.

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