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May 10, 1897, Andres Bonifacio was Executed for Being Guilty of Treason and Sedition

Today in Philippine History On May 10, 1897, Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution and founder of the Katipunan, and his brother Procopio were executed in the mountains of Maragondon, Cavite by General Emilio Aguinaldo's men for being guilty of treason and sedition. This occurred after the death sentence was commuted to indefinite exile by Aguinaldo.

May 8, 1980, Ninoy Aquino was Allowed to Leave for a Coronary Bypass Surgery

Today in Philippine History On May 8, 1980, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., a prominent journalist, politician and a staunch critic of the Marcos administration, was allowed to leave for the United States to undergo a coronary bypass surgery on recommendation of his doctors at the Philippine Heart Center where he was confined after suffering a heart attack in his prison cell in Fort Bonifacio.

Message of the Day: The Joy of Restoration

"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17, KJV)

Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898

On May 1, 1898, the naval battle between a squadron of the United States led by Admiral Geroge Dewey and a Spanish fleet under Admiral Montojo took place in Manila Bay, destroying the Spanish fleet. It was known as the first major battle of the Spanish-American War (April-August 1898).

Message of the Day: Those Who Are ‘In Christ’ Should Share His Spirit of Humility

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:5-8, NKJV)

April 14, 1521, Rajah Humabon of Cebu was Batptized

On April 14, 1521, Rajah Humabon, king of Cebu, and his wife were baptized on the shores of Cebu. According to Pigafetta, the king "wished to become a Christian" he even requested Magellan "to let some of his men remain [with him], so that he and his people might be better instructed in the faith." Then a wooden cross was erected "in the middle of the square," after which they were instructed by Magellan how to give reverence to the cross.

Message of the Day: The Superiority of Christ

"...who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high..." (Hebrews 1:3, NKJV)

Message of the Day: The Power of Christ’s Love

"For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again." (2 Corinthians 5:14-15, NKJV)

Message of the Day: Christ Lives In US!

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20, NKJV)

Bataan Death March

The nation marks "Araw ng Kagitingan" (Day of Valor) on April 9 of every year to highlight the valor and heroism of the Filipino and American soldiers who fought in the Philippines during World War II.

Blood Compact

Blood compact was an ancient treaty or covenant ritual signifying peace and friendship. In Spanish it is called Pacto de sangre; Sanduguan Filipino. Parties entering into a treaty would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture.

April 7, 1521, The Magellan-Elcano Expedition Reached Cebu Accompanied by Rajah Colambu of Limasawa

Today in Philippine History Rajah Colambu of Limasawa (in today's Southern Leyte), with a fleet of ancient balangays, accompanied the Magellan-Elcano expedition to Cebu. Leaving from Limasawa, they headed north and followed the coastline of Leyte island. They navigated to Sugbo (which means “to walk or go into the waters”, referring how the arrivals from the sea had to disembark from their boats and wade in shallow waters to reach the shore. Sugbo is now known as Cebu). They reached and discovered the mouth of the cove of Cebu called Mandawe at noon of April 7, 1521.

Bataan Death March

The nation marks "Araw ng Kagitingan" (Day of Valor) on April 9 of every year to highlight the valor and heroism of the Filipino and American soldiers who fought in the Philippines during World War II.

Message of the Day: The God of All Comfort

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NKJV)

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