Filipino Historical Events for December

Important Filipino historical events in the month of December: December 30, 1896. Jose Rizal was executed by firing squad in Bagumbayan (now called Rizal Park) after being held captive at fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila. December 14, 1897. Pact of Biyak-na-Bato. Signed by the Spanish government and the Filipino revolutionary leaders. This provided for the […]

Filipino Historical Events for November

Important Filipino historical events in the month of November: Cofradia de San Jose. 1832-41. Founded as a religious cult which attracted many members and alarmed the government. It was disbanded after one of its prominent leaders, Apolinario de la Cruz or Hermano Pule, was killed by the government forces on November 4, 1841. November 21, […]

Filipino Historical Events for October

Important Filipino historical events in the month of October: October 3, 1646. For the second time, the Spanish fleet defeated the British warship in Manila Bay. This event is commemorated in a yearly feast called ” La Naval de Manila”. October 5, 1762. The British fleet defeated the Spanish warship allowing the British rule the […]

Filipino Historical Events for September

Important Filipino historical events in the month of September: September 23, 1762. British invasion of Manila. The British invaded and occupied Manila until March 1764, when the Seven-Year War in Europe ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The treaty compelled the British to return Manila and its environs to Spain. September 6, […]

Filipino Historical Events for August

Important Filipino historical events in the month of August: August 23, 1896. Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros tore their cedulas or residence certificates while shouting “Long live the Philippines”, during their preparation for battle. This was marked as the historic Cry of Balintawak. August 25, 1896. The Katipuneros headed by Bonifacio had their first encounter […]