FEBRUARY 24

| February 24, 2021

1863
A royal decree reestablishes the parish of Toledo. It was originally the parish of Jinulauan.

1905
Philippine Commission passes Republic Act. No. 1303 granting Martin M. Levering the franchise to install, operate and maintain an electric light, heat and power supply system in Cebu. Levering, Arlington Pond, and partners later sold the franchise to Visayan Electric Co. in 1910.

1937
CEBU CITY CHARTER DAY. The City of Cebu is inaugurated. Secretary of Interior Elpidio Quirino, representing President Quezon, inducts city officials headed by Alfredo V. Jacinto, the first city mayor of Cebu.

Category: Today in the History of Cebu