JUNE 17

| June 17, 2021

1595
The Spanish King, Philip II, issues a royal decree granting to Cebu the title of a city.

1865
Birth in Barili, Cebu, of Cebuano priest-writer Ismael M. Paras (1865-1935).

1899
Santiago Ferraris, presidente of San Nicolas, presents to Col. R.H. Hamer a letter of the town council protesting the American occupation of San Nicolas.

1900
Birth in Carcar, Cebu, of Mons. Manuel Yap, Cebuano linguist and Bishop of Bacolod.

1961
President Carlos Garcia approves Republic Act 3134 which converts Opon (Lapulapu) into a city.

Category: Today in the History of Cebu