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May 15

| May 15, 2021

Fiesta of Tabogon, Cebu 1565 The image of the Santo Niño is formally enthroned. In a formal ceremony, it is taken to the house where it was found and then carried in a procession to a temporary chapel that was to evolve into the Santo Niño Church. 1872 Birth in Bogo, Cebu, of Celestino Rodriguez, […]

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May 14

| May 14, 2021

1904 The barrio of Zapatera in Cebu City (‘the focus of the Iglesia Filipina” in Cebu ) celebrates a fiesta marked by a demonstration of support for the Philippine Independent Church. Street arches bear inscriptions expressing support for Aglipay and denouncing the “Romanistas.” 1935 In a plebiscite, the Philippine Constitution is ratified by the Filipino […]

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May 13

| May 13, 2021

1697 Franciscan Miguel Bayot is appointed as the 6th Bishop of Cebu. 1891 Birth in Cebu, of Miguel Raffiñan, lawyer and Cebu congressman of the pre-war period (1916-22, 1931.)

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May 11

| May 11, 2021

1942 The Japanese command in Manila issues a communiqué, “At 9:30 o’clock on the evening of May 10, 1942, Major-General Sharp, commander-in-chief of the Visayas and Mindanao, swore an unconditional surrender of all troops under his command and gave the necessary orders to his troops.”

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May 9

| May 9, 2021

1885 A bishop’s decree confirms the erection of Asturias, Cebu, as a parish. It was created by royal decree on Jan. 30, 1885. Asturias was thus separated from Balamban.

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MAY 8

| May 8, 2021

Fiesta of Mandaue City 1565 Miguel Lopez de Legazpi establishes the Spanish settlement of Cebu as “Villa de San Miguel.” Ground is broken for a triangular fort and sites marked off for Spanish quarters and a church. 1878 Birth in Dumanjug, Cebu, of Dionisio Jakosalem (1878-1931), lawyer, journalist, Cebu governor, and Secretary of Commerce and […]

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MAY 7

| May 7, 2021

1827 A Spanish expedition, which includes 1,100 Cebuanos, leaves Cebu for Bohol to suppress a rebellion in the towns of that province.

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MAY 6

| May 6, 2021

1942 Corregidor surrenders to the Japanese forces. 1952 The Cebu Workshop, a civic organization of women in the local foreign community, is founded.

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MAY 5

| May 5, 2021

1892 Birth in Argao, Cebu, of Agustin Y. Kintanar, lawyer and Cebu congressman. 1902 Troops of the 29th U.S. Infantry arrive in Cebu to help garrison the province. 1905 The Philippine Commission passes Public Act. No. 1343 extending the deadline for the payment of cedula and land taxes in the province of Cebu in view […]

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MAY 4

| May 4, 2021

Fiesta of Pinamungahan, Cebu. 1899 Julio Llorente, presidente of Cebu, warns the people that they are not to furnish money or food to persons in the military service. He also informs Arcadio Maxilom that the latter’s office had been abolished. These moves are part of the leadership struggle between the insurgent Maxilom and pro-American Llorente.

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