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Category: History Month

September 10, 1763, Gabriela Silang Fought Valiantly Against the Spaniards

Today in Philippine History. Gabriela Silang, the country’s Joan of Arc, led the Filipino rebels and marched with her followers to take Vigan on September 10, 1763, but the Spanish stronghold there was expecting them and her army was ambushed. She was captured and on that same day, was put to death publicly by hanging.

NHCP’s Ruling on the 1521 ‘First’ Easter Sunday Mass Controversy

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.

August 30, 1896, Governor Blanco Placed 8 Provinces Under Martial Law

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.