Today in Philippine History. August 8, 1901, the Philippine Constabulary (PC) was organized pursuant to Act No. 175.
August 8, 1897, the Spanish Premier Antonio Canovas del Castillowas Assassinated to Avenge Execution of Rizal
August 8, 1897, Sunday afternoon in Spain, a lone gunman shot then Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Canovas del Castillo point-blank, and killed him.
Today in Philippine History. August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established in Bangkok, Thailand through the Asean Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).
Today in Philippine History. Educational Act of 1940 is also known as Commonwealth Act No. 586. It was passed On August 7, 1940 by the National Assembly, providing for the revision of the system of public elementary education in the Philippines including the financing thereof.
Today in Philippine History. August 7, 1901, the City of Manila was incorporated by virtue of Act 183 of the Second Philippine Commission (known as the Taft Commission, appointed by U.S. President William McKinley) which was passed on July 31, 1901. Act No. 183 is also known as the City Charter of Manila. Brigadier-General George W. Davis, the last provost-marshall of Manila,
Today in Philippine History. August 1, 1898, General Emilio Aguinaldo wrote United States Consul Oscar F. Williams, asking him earnestly that the "Government at Washington recognize the revolutionary government of the Filipinos".
This August, the Philippines celebrates History Month with the theme “Pagkakaisaysayan sa Paglaban at Pagbangon” (History of Unity in Struggle and Recovery).