RSSToday in the History of Cebu


| October 28, 2020

1906 Ang Bandila, a San Nicolas newspaper published by Pantaleon del Rosario, makes its first appearance. 1945 Cebu Post, published and edited by Cornelio Faigao and Greg Mercado, comes off the press.

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| October 27, 2020

1901 In what marks the end of organized Cebuano resistance against the Americans, Arcadio Maxilom and Juan Climaco, with 40 men, 30 rifles and 4 cannons, surrender to the Americans in Tuburan. In Guadalupe, Carcar, Mateo Luga—with 38 men, 20 firearms—surrenders to the Americans. In Dumanjug, Nicolas Godines also surrenders with 8 officers and 250 […]

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| October 26, 2020

1901 Troadio Galicano, Cebu revolutionary leader, surrenders in Barili to Capt. Frank McIntyre of the 19th U.S. Infantry. With Galicano are six officers and 109 men with ten riffles. 1961 Burial of former President Sergio Osmeña at the North Cemetery in Manila.

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| October 25, 2020

1900 In today’s issue (II: 9), El Imparcial announces that the Banda Municipal under the baton of Pedro Espinosa will give a public concert at the Paseo de Maria Cristina (now Plaza Independencia).

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| October 24, 2020

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, 2020

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 22, 2020

1614 Fr. Pedro De Arce, Bishop of Cebu, separates the city area into two parishes, the ciudad, for the Spanish, and the Parian, for the Chinese mestizos. The third division in the port areais San Nicolas reserved for the natives or naturales. 1903 The Philippine Commission passes Public Act No. 952 which reduces the number […]

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| October 21, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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