In a resolution, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Board of Commissioners adopted the report submitted by the panel that reviewed the issue surrounding the site of the 1521 Easter Sunday Mass in the Philippines. signed on 15 July 2020 Resolution No. 2, s. 2020 was signed on July 15, 2020. In the report, the panel recommended Limasawa, Southern Leyte, as the site of the said event.
Today in Philippine History. Due to the spread of rebellion led by Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan, Spanish Governor-General Ramon Blanco declared a "state of war" in the provinces of Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas, and Nueva Ecija and place them under martial law on August 30, 1896. The declaration also provided a 48-hour amnesty to rebels except for their leaders.
Today in Philippine History. The Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines was signed on August 30, 1951 in Washington, D. C., by President Harry Truman and President Elpidio Quirino.
Today in Philippine History. August 29, 1916, the Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916, was Approved.