RSSToday in the History of Cebu


| September 30, 2023

1568 A Portuguese fleet under the command of Gonzalo de Fereira appears off Cebu and orders the abandonment of Cebu led by the Spaniards. Legazpi’s refusal leads to a Portuguese blockade of the Cebu harbor.

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| September 29, 2023

Fiesta of Argao, Cebu. Fiesta of Samboan, Cebu. 1957 Death of Manuel C. Briones (1893-1957), justice of the Supreme Court and Senator of the Philippines.

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| September 28, 2023

1829 Augustinian Santos Gomez Marañon is appointed as the 15th Bishop of Cebu. 1898 A bloody battle takes place in Pardo between Spanish troops and Cebuano insurgents led by Rafael Tabal. Tabal meets a hero’s death during the encounter. 1979 Death of Fr. Diosdado Camomot, Cebuano writer and linguist.

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| September 26, 2023

1930 Alfredo de Leon assumes the position of Collector of Customs at the Port of Cebu.

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| September 25, 2023

1900 Residents of Danao, through their town council, register a formal protest against the American occupation of their town. 1942 The Cebu guerilla organization is formally established in Sudlon. 1944 The U.S.S. Nautilus appears off Nueva Caceres to unlead shipments from Australia for the Cebu guerillas and evacuate American families from Cebu.

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| September 24, 2023

1792 Ignacio de Salamanca of the secular clergy is appointed as the 12th Bishop of Cebu. 1901 Brig. Gen. Robert P. Hughes, commanding the Department of the Visayas, takes personal command of Cebu from Lt. Col. James Miller in order to pursue the pacification drive against the Cebu insurgents. 1904 The construction of a timber […]

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| September 23, 2023

1844 A royal classifies Philippine provinces on the basis of population, income, and importance. Cebu is classified as an alcaldia de termino, or a first-class province. Subsequently, however, it is reclassified (in 1859) as a military province of the second class, with a population of 565, 500.

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| September 22, 2023

1899 Col. Simon Snyder, commanding the American force in Cebu, drives back Cebuano insurgents from trenches southwest of the city. The Americans capture seven gun emplacements and about 40 Cebuanos. 1922 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo visits Pardo, Cebu, on the occasion of its fiesta.

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| September 21, 2023

1944 The Osmeña family (including the president’s wife and Sergio Osmeña Jr.), fearing imminent Japanese arrest, flees from Manila in a plan to cross over to guerilla territory and seek sanctuary with Col. Russell W. Volckmann’s until in Northern Luzon. The family finally crosses over to safety on October 30. 1972 President Ferdinand E. Marcos […]

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| September 20, 2023

The Magellan expedition sets sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain on a voyage that was to lead to the Spanish arrival in Cebu and the “discovery” of the Philippines. 1867 Franciscan Benito Romero de Madridejos y del Rosario is appointed as 17th Bishop of Cebu. 1907 Twenty miles of railtracks, operated by the Philippine […]

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