RSSToday in the History of Cebu

May 24

| May 24, 2020

1881 Birth in Cebu, Cebu, of Florentino Borromeo (1881-1965), one of the best of Cebuano dramatists.

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May 23

| May 23, 2020

1565 The Cebuano continue to harass the camp the Spaniards had set up in Cebu shortly after their arrival on April 27. It was only on June 4 that a peace pact was concluded by Spaniards and Cebuanos.

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May 21

| May 21, 2020

1908 The Philippine Commission passes Public Act No. 1835 granting to the Insular Coal Co., Inc., a franchise to construct, maintain and operate a railway line from the short line at the port of Danao to the coal district of Camansi in the Province of Cebu. This is but one of the many efforts, dating […]

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May 20

| May 20, 2020

Fiesta of Mabolo, Cebu 1909 Speaker Sergio Osmeña and other Philippine officials attend the laying of the cornerstone of the Legislative Building in Manila.

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May 19

| May 19, 2020

1885 Birth in Carmen, Cebu, of Jose Ma. Cuenco (1885-1972), publisher, writer and churchman. Cuenco served as Archbishop of Jaro in Iloilo. 1893 Spain issues a decree, known as the Maura Law, reforming municipal governments in the provinces of Luzon and the Visayas. This is the most important single place of Spanish legislation touching on […]

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May 17

| May 17, 2020

1942 At 9:00 in the morning, near the road to Toledo, Gen. Bradford G. Chynoweth, commander of the Visayas Force of the USAFFE, surrenders to the Japanese Army. With Chynoweth are members of his staff.

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May 15

| May 15, 2020

Fiesta of Tabogon, Cebu 1565 The image of the Santo Niño is formally enthroned. In a formal ceremony, it is taken to the house where it was found and then carried in a procession to a temporary chapel that was to evolve into the Santo Niño Church. 1872 Birth in Bogo, Cebu, of Celestino Rodriguez, […]

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May 14

| May 14, 2020

1904 The barrio of Zapatera in Cebu City (‘the focus of the Iglesia Filipina” in Cebu ) celebrates a fiesta marked by a demonstration of support for the Philippine Independent Church. Street arches bear inscriptions expressing support for Aglipay and denouncing the “Romanistas.” 1935 In a plebiscite, the Philippine Constitution is ratified by the Filipino […]

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May 11

| May 11, 2020

1942 The Japanese command in Manila issues a communiqué, “At 9:30 o’clock on the evening of May 10, 1942, Major-General Sharp, commander-in-chief of the Visayas and Mindanao, swore an unconditional surrender of all troops under his command and gave the necessary orders to his troops.”

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May 10

| May 10, 2020

1894 Birth in Barili, Cebu, of Antonio M. Abad (1894-1970), writer and journalist in Spanish and Cebuano and winner of prizes in the Nobel Awards and the Commonwealth Literary Awards.

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