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| October 24, 2021

Fiesta of Sibonga, Cebu. Fiesta of Aloguinsan, Cebu. 1883 Birth in Cebu, Cebu, of Rafael M. Gandionco, popular Cebuano composer. 1942 The first issue of the Cebu guerilla paper, The Torch (Official organ of Free Cebu) makes its first appearance. Editor is Paterno Trinidad.

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| October 23, 2021

1896 Birth in Cebu, Cebu, of Hilario Abellana, who served as mayor of Cebu, member of the National Assembly, and war-time Governor of Cebu. 1944 The Commonwealth Government, with Sergio Osmeña as president, is restored in Tacloban in rites presided over by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. 1953 President Elpidio Quirino promulgates Executive Order No. 621 which […]

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| October 21, 2021

1570 The Portuguese under the command of Gonzalo Pereira continues to lay siege on the fledgling Spanish settlement in Cebu. 1947 The first Cebu Girl Scout Council is organized with Milagros V. Cuenco as its first president.

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| October 20, 2021

Fiesta of Consolacion, Cebu. 1882 Birth of Juan R. Quijano (1882-1953), Aglipayan Bishop and Cebuano writer-publisher. 1895 Aloguinsan, Cebu, is established as a parish. 1934 The City of Cebu is created by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 58. Authored by Senator Vicente Rama, the act provides for the granting of the Charter of the City […]

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| October 19, 2021

1898 A battle takes place in Bogo between Spanish troops and Cebuano insurgents led by Don Nemesio Maxilom, the encounter is indecisively concluded with casualties. 1961 Death of Philippine President Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961). Death came at 1:30 P.M. at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Manila.

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| October 18, 2021

1900 The American-owned Cebu Ice and Refrigerating Co., Ltd., near Recoletos Church, advertises in the Local papers that it sells “ice, soda, limonada, gingerale, zarzaparilla, and raspherry ade” at its plant. 1970 Death of Dr. Manuel Cuenco, former Governor of Cebu.

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| October 17, 2021

1902 Gregorio Aglipay proclaims the establishment of the Philippine Independent Church. 1933 The Philippine Legislature rejects the Hare-Hawes Cutting Law. Sergio Osmeña had worked for its acceptance in his running controversy with Manuel Quezon who was for the defeat of the HHC Law.

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| October 16, 2021

1907 Formal inauguration of the Philippine Assembly, with Cebu’s Sergio Osmeña as Speaker. 1916 In accordance with the provisions of the Jones Law, the Philippine Legislature meets for the first time. Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmeña are elected as Senate President and Speaker of the House respectively.

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| October 15, 2021

Fiesta of Talisay, Cebu. 1566 The vessel “San Geronimo” straggles into the Cebu harbor after a difficult voyage from Mexico. The ship brings aid for the fledging Spanish settlement in Cebu. 1888 Inauguration of the Hospital de San Jose, an institution administered by the Sisters of Charity.

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| October 14, 2021

Death of Fr. Pedro de Agurto, the first Bishop of Cebu. 1943 Inauguration of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines, with Jose P. Laurel as President.

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