Today in Philippine History. On July 31, 1975, the National Housing Authority was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 757 dessolving all other existing housing agencies.
Today in Philippine History. July 31, 1946, PAL becomes first Asian airline to cross the Pacific when it operated a chartered Douglas DC-4 on the first of several flights to ferry home initially 40 US servicemen. Each crossing took 41 hours with fuelling stops at Guam, Wake, Kwajelein and Honolulu.
Eid al-Adha 2020 in Philippines began in the evening ofThursday, 30 Julyand ends in the evening of Friday, 31 July.
The death penalty as a capital punishment for heinous crimes is a continuing source of discussion and debate in the Philippines. The discussion was revived when President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his call for a “swift passage of the law reviving the Death Penalty by lethal injection for crimes specified under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”, in his fifth State of the Nation Address last Monday, July 27, 2020.
Death penalty is the oldest penalty in human civilizations dating since the ancient times. Since then, there is no empirical data yet to support the claim that death penalty deters crime.
Today in Philippine History. On July 29, 1910, the Philippine Anti-Tuberculosis Society was founded in Manila by a group of Filipinos and Americans to combat the spread of tuberculosis.
Today in Philippine History. July 29, 1931, General Aguinaldo states that the Philippines is ready to assume the responsibilities of an independent nation.
Today in Philippine History. July 28, 1909, Governor-General William Cameron Forbes endorsed the reconstruction of Rizal's house in Dapitan, site of the hero's exile, thus, Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte became a major historical landmark where the Rizal Shrine is located.
July 28, 1963, 24 delagates to the 11th Boy Scout World Jamboree in Greece perished in a tragic plane crash.
Today in Philippine History. On July 28, 1963, United Arab Airlines Flight 869 crashed into the Arabian Sea a few miles off Bombay, India. A total of 60 people perished in the tragedy, among them were the 24 Filipino boy scouts and scout officials en route to Athens, Greece for the 11th World Jamboree.
Today in Philippine History. July 27, 1914, Brother Felix Manalo founded Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), largest homegrown Christian Church in the Philippines, in Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)
Article VII, Section 23 of the 1987 Constitution states that, “[T]he President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” Moreover, Article VI, Section 15 prescribes that the Congress “shall convene once every year on the fourth Monday of July for its regular session.”