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November 22, 1787, Pedro de Sarrio was Re-appointed Governor-General Ad Interim

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.

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Sarrio’s second term was marked by the Ilocos uprising because of the tobacco monopoly.

During first term, from October 30, 1776 to July 1778, also on a temporary capacity, hemp and flax were cultivated in the islands. He also continued operations against the Moros. He assumed office on the death of Simon de Anda y Salazar.

His second term as governor was from November 22, 1787–July 1, 1788. He left on July 1, 1788 upon the arrival of Felix Berenguer de Marquina who took office on a permanent capacity.


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