Today in Philippine History On June 3, 1571, Muslim warriors from Macabebe and Hagonoy, ancient communities north of Manila Bay controlling the mouth of Pampanga River (now part of the Provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan), riding in 40 ancient Southeast Asian colossal warboats called caracoas, fought the newly arrived Spanish invaders in Luzon led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Rajah Sulayman, Rajah Matanda, and Lakan Dula already sided with the Spaniards but were waiting for the result of the battle. Hundreds of Visayan tattooed warriors aided the Spaniards in this naval battle by the Manila Bay. A fierce battle ensued; unfortunately, the native forces did not withstand the Spanish Army’s might and owing to advanced firearms, the Spaniards emerged victorious.
Today in Philippine History
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.
"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification." (Romans 15:2, NKJV)
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.
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.
“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV)
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Today in Philippine History. June 19, 1861, Dr. Jose Rizal, a multi-talented illustrado, hero and martyr was born in Calamba, Laguna. As we commemorate his birth, let us look at some of the facts about his birth.
After several failed attempt to exonerate Jesus, Pilate succumbed to the Jewish authorities' pressure on him to execute Jesus. The Gospels indicate Pontius Pilate's indecision, citing that he conceded to letting Jesus go at one stage of the trial, but later rescinded the offer.
Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, issued a decree establishing a public bank in the Philippines to meet the requirements of increasing commerce and trade in the islands on April 6, 1828.