RSSToday in the History of Cebu


| April 22, 2024

1875 Birth in Carcar, Cebu, of Vicente Urgello, who served as congressman of the third district of Cebu in 1916-1922. 1891 Birth in Mandaue, Cebu, of Sotero B. Cabahug, congressman of Cebu and member of the Philippine Cabinet. 1917 The Partido Democrata is born with the fusion of the Partido Democrata and the Partido Progresista.

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| April 21, 2024

1956 A fire wipes out more than twenty blocks of residential homes and establishments in Cebu City, rendering about 20,000 people homeless. The fire is caused by the explosion of dynamite in the storeroom of the Philippine Constabulary barracks.

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| April 20, 2024

1899 As head of Cebu’s revolutionary government, Arcadio Maxilom divides the island of Cebu into six zones, each commanded by a brigadier or a major general. 1903 Death of Judge Lynman J. Carlock, prominent American official and resident of Cebu.

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| April 19, 2024

1900 Rizal’s widow, Josephine Bracken, now married to a Cebuano, puts up an ad in the local newspaper El Pueblo, announcing that she is giving lessons in English and German at her residence near Plaza Rizal. The ad identifies her thus: “Josephine Braecking de Abad, Profesora de Lenguas.”

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| April 18, 2024

1862 Birth in Barili, Cebu, of Juan P. Gorordo (1862-1934), the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu. 1877 Birth in Cebu, of Vicente Sotto (1877-1950), Philippine Senator who was regarded the “Father of Cebuano Language and Letters.” 1901 The Philippine Commission establishes civil government in Cebu and appoints the following provincial officials: Governor Julio Llorente, Secretary […]

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| April 17, 2024

1834 Malabuyoc, Cebu, is established as a parish by royal decree. It is separated from Samboan. 1901 The Philippine Commission under William H. Taft visits Cebu to look into peace and order conditions and ascertain whether civil government could be established in the province.

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| April 16, 2024

1898 A battle between Spanish soldiers and Cebuano insurgents takes place in the town of Tuburan, Cebu. 1899 Julio Llorente is elected provincial president of Cebu by a popular junta composed of representatives from 40 out of 58 towns in Cebu. He replaces Luis Flores. 1900 The maiden issue of Sergio Osmeña’s El Nuevo Dia […]

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| April 15, 2024

Fiesta of Bogo, Cebu 1900 A circus, “Circo Filipino,” opens at Teatro Junquera in Cebu. It is sponsored by Doña Carmen Carratala de Gandionco. 1948 Death of President Manuel A. Roxas at Clark Air Field in Pampanga. Elpidio Quirino succeeds to the Presidency.

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| April 14, 2024

1521 Rajah Humabon and his men are baptized as Christians. The ceremony begins with the planting of a wooden cross (a replica of which stands today in what is called Magellan’s Kiosk). In the afternoon of the same day, Humabon’s wife and other women are also baptized. On this occasion, Humabon’s wife (Juana) receives the […]

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| April 13, 2024

1945 The battle of Babag Ridge takes place as American troops continue to press the Japanese defenders entrenched in the mountains of Cebu.

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