November 24, 1972, Marcos Invited Business Leaders to a Dialogue in Malacañang to Reform the Private Sector
On November 24, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos, invited the lords and ladies of Philippine business to the Maharlika Hall in Malacañang Palace to a dialogue to reform the private sector.
November 24, 1900, Otis Telegraphed Washington that the Claim to Government by the Filipinos can be Made no Longer
On November 24, 1900, General Otis telegraphed Washington that the claim to government by the "insurgents can be made no longer under any fiction".
November 24, 1892, the 195-kilometer Long Railway Line from Manila to Dagupan in Pangasinan was Inaugurated
In 1891 the Ferrocaril opened its first commercial line to Bagbag in Pangasinan. Barely a year after the opening of the first commercial line to Bagbag, the entire line from Manila to Dagupan is completed and put to commercial operations. The total length of the line was 195.4 kilometers. It was inaugurated on November 24, 1892. Through it, the means of travel and communications in Luzon was improved greatly.
November 23, 1898, A Commission was Formed to Heighten the Awareness of the Western World on the Capacity of the Filipinos to Govern Themselves
On November 23, 1898, a commission of 10 members, presided over by Felipe Agoncillo, was formed in a move to […]
Pedro de Sarrio was Appointed governor (ad interim) for the second time, November 22, 1787, on departure of Jose Basco y Vargas who asked to be relieved because of the opposition of the Audencia to his policies. Basco left the Philippines for Spain with the King's permission in the latter part of November 1787.
The Pan American Airways flight that took off on Nov. 22, 1935, was the first regularly scheduled flight across the oceans of the world. It was the first trans-Pacific commercial flight in history.
November 21, 1849, Claveria Issued a Decree to Adopt a Standardized Records of Filipino Names and Surnames
On November 21, 1849, then Governor General Narciso Claveria issued a decree to adopt a standardized Filipino names and surnames. Through the so-called "Claveria Decree", he issued a list of family names in alphabetical order, which were based on a catalog of Spanish surnames.
November 20, 1645, the University of Santo Tomas was Elevated to University Status by Pope Innocent X
The University of Santo Tomas was founded on April 28, 1611. With the original campus located in Intramuros, the Walled City of Manila, UST was first called Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario, and later renamed Colegio de Santo Tomas, in memory of the foremost Dominican Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas. On November 20, 1645, Pope Innocent X elevated the college to a university.
On November 20, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal was summoned and appeared before Colonel Francisco Olive, sitting as Judge Advocate, to answer the charges that have been pressed against him. Presented before him were documentary and testimonial evidences.
On November 16, 1904, Governor Luke Wright authorized the establishment of a penal colony in the province of Palawan, where offenders sentenced to banishment were exiled. It was designated for this purpose during the Spanish regime but was only implemented until the American occupation.
On November 15, 1895, the La Solidaridad, the radical and reformist Filipino newspaper stopped publication due to insufficiency of funds.
On November 15, 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines was inaugurated with Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmena Sr. as president and vice president, respectively.
On November 13, 2000, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada. He was charged of graft and corruption, betrayal of public trust, culpable violations of the Constitution for allegedly accepting bribe money from operators of illegal gambling.
On November 12, 1899, Filipino army leaders decided to shift from conventional to guerrilla warfare. The decision was made at a war council held at Bayambang, Pangasinan, which was attended by General Emilio Aguinaldo and many of the Filipino military leaders, a resolution was adopted to the effect that the Army were incapable of further resistance in the field.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) branch in the Philippines was located in Binondo, Manila, and was established on November 11, 1875, thus becoming the first foreign bank in the Philippines.
October 30, 1919, Flag Day was declared by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison following the passage of Act No. 2827 of the Philippine Legislature restoring the use of the Filipino Flag.
A newly-released documentary on Pope Francis’ life and ministry entitled “Francesco”, contains comments from the pope on civil union. The comments however, were the result editing particular phrases from a papal interview. The director, Evgeny Afineevsky presented the statements as a cohesive whole, as if Pope Francis had said them one right after the other.
October 27, 2002, the GSIS Purchased Juan Luna’s “Parisian Life” Painting at an Auction in Hong Kong
Today in Philippine History. October 27, 2002, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) purchased Juan Luna's "Parisian Life" painting at Christie’s in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million).
Interior d'un Café (Parisian Life), an oil in canvas impressionist painting, by Juan Luna Y Novicio (1857-1899) was exhibited in 1904 at the St Louis Exposition (World's Fair) and was acquired by the GSIS in 2002 at Christie's in Hong Kong at the price of $870000 (around P45.4 to P46 million).
The Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) is observed every month of October by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, s. 1991.
Lolong and a giant croc!
“Portrait of A Lady” is the work of Filipino painter and hero Juan, on oil panel entitled “Portrait of A Lady, is now on display at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila.