RSSToday in the History of Cebu


| February 13, 2024

1846 Birth of Benigna Cui (1846-1926), well-known Cebu philanthropist and businesswoman. 1857 A bishop’s decree confirms the erection of Tuburan, Cebu, as a parish. Its patron saint is San Antonio de Padua.

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| February 12, 2024

1877 A bishop’s decree confirms the erection of Nueva Caceres as a parish. It is separated from Boljoon and placed under the patronage of San Jose. 1890 An ayuntamiento is established for the second time in Cebu (the first was abolished because of the lack of personnel). It is composed of an alcalde, two lieutenant […]

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| February 11, 2024

1902 Today’s issue of Ang Suga (Vicente Sotto’s paper) continues its campaign against the Spanish friars, lambasting the editors of Ang Camatuoran, a Catholic newspaper, as “sound boxes” and “serile servants” of the friars.

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| February 10, 2024

Fiesta of Catmon, Cebu Fiesta of Dalaguete, Cebu 1888 Birth in Compostela, Cebu, of Escolastico Morre (1888-1921), known as “Errone”, editor and writer. 1899 The officials of the Philippine Republic in Cebu meet to discuss preparations for the impending war against the Americans. The meeting is called by Luis Flores. Juan Climaco is placed in […]

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| February 9, 2024

1657 A royal decree is passed requiring Chinese mestizos to pay double the amount for tribute paid by natives, following what, at this time, was already the practice in Cebu. 1901 Gen. Arthur MacArthur asks the commanding general of the Visayas Military District which provinces are ready for the establishment of civil government under Act. […]

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| February 8, 2024

1890 Birth in Dalaguete, Cebu of Cebuano poet Amando N. Osorio (1890-1946). Osorio served as Dalaguete Mayor and Cebu Deputy Governor. 1919 The first issue of El Espectador (1919-1922), comes out. This newspaper was published and edited by Manuel C. Briones. 1935 The Philippine Constitution is adopted by the Constitutional Convention.

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| February 6, 2024

1852 Moalboal, Cebu is established as a parish. 1908 Maj. John S. Parke assumes command of the U.S. garrison in Cebu, succeeding Lt. Col. Ammon A. Augur.

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| February 4, 2024

1899 The San Juan del Monte bridge incident in Luzon ignites the Filipino-American war. 1904 Juan Climaco is reelected Governor of Cebu. 1920 Aboitiz & Co. is formally incorporated. Aboitiz is a leading Cebu business firm which had its early beginnings in the 1890s.

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| February 3, 2024

1863 A royal decree establishes San Francisco, in Camotes Island, a parish. 1897 Governor of Cebu Celestino Fernandez Tejero y Molet resigns from his post to assume the position of General of the Spanish Division in Northern Luzon. 1899 A group of Cebu women sends a petition to General Emilio Aguinaldo asking that Spanish bishop […]

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| February 2, 2024

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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