RSSToday in the History of Cebu


| February 2, 2023

1933 The Santo Rosario parish in Cebu City is created and inaugurated with Jose Ma. Cuenco as its first parish priest.

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| January 31, 2023

1901 Cebu insurgents ambush American troops near Guinamasan River in Balamban, Cebu. The Americans retreat, with six dead. On this same day, the Philippine Commission passes Public Act. No. 82, providing for the organization of municipal governments in the Philippines. It was, however, only in April of this year that civil government was organized in […]

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| January 30, 2023

1885 A royal decree establishes Asturias, Cebu, as a parish, thus separating it from Balamban. The new parish is put under the patronage of San Roque.

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| January 29, 2023

1901 Pantaleon del Rosario (commander of the Central Column in the war against the Americans) writes to fellow guerilla chief Troadio Galicano, requesting reports on venues and expenses in the conduct of the war and setting guidelines for wages to insurgent officers and soldiers in Cebu.

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| January 28, 2023

1780 A royal decree establishes Samboan, Cebu, as a parish. This is confirmed by a decree of the Bishop of Cebu on November 3, 1784. 1954 Florentino D. Tecson takes his oath as Vice-Mayor of Cebu City upon his appointment by the Philippine President. 1958 A bishop’s decree recreates Talamban, Cebu, as a separate parish.

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| January 27, 2023

1845 A decree of the Bishop confirms the establishment of Liloan, Cebu, as a parish. 1946 President Sergio Osmeña, Sr., calls the Philippine Congress to its first session after World War II.

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| January 26, 2023

1660 Juan Velez of the secular clergy is appointed 3rd Bishop of Cebu. 1705 Mercedarian Pedro Sanz de la Vega Landaverde Perulero is appointed 7th Bishop of Cebu.

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| January 25, 2023

1863 A bishop’s decree confirms the erection of San Francisco, Cebu, as a parish. 1867 The Vincentian Fathers (Padres Paules) take over the administration of the Seminario de San Carlos upon the request of the Bishop of Cebu.

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| January 24, 2023

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, 2023

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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