FEBRUARY 9

| February 9, 2020

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. No. 83, otherwise known as the Provincial Government Code. VMD does not recommend Cebu as ready for civil government owing to the unstable peace-and-order situation of the province.

Category: Today in the History of Cebu