Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow by Linggoy Alcuaz
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Revolutionary February!


Feb 23, 2021, 2:13 AM
Linggoy Alcuaz

Linggoy Alcuaz


Revolutionary Month (February)


February 8 is the birthday of Claro Mayo Recto.

Atty. Recto was the President of the Commonwealth Constitutional Convention which finished its work on February 8, 1935, and laid the groundwork for the 1935 - 1946 Philippine Commonwealth and the July 4, 1946 Philippine Republic.

On February 9, 1986, thirty – five tabulators manning the COMELEC Quick Count terminals walked out.

On February 12, 2021, Chinese New Year was celebrated under the shadow of COVID 19 and its Quarantine Protocols.

On February 13, 1565, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi landed on Samar.

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, 1975, the Philippine Heart Center for Asia, was inaugurated by its patroness, then First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

On February 17, 1872, the Filipino priests, Frs. Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, were executed by ‘garrote’.

On February 17, 1897, the Katipuneros fought the Battle of Zapote Bridge with the Spaniards.

On February 18, 1946, the Recission Act was passed by the U. S. Congress.

On February 22 – 25, 1986, EDSA II, overthrew Marcos and installed Cory as President in a Revolutionary Government.

On Friday, February 24, 2006, Philippine Army Scout Ranger Regiment Commanding General, Danny Lim, was arrested as a Coup Plotter.

On Sunday, February 26, 2006, Philippine Marines Colonel, Ariel Querubin, was arrested for leading a mutiny.

Monday, February 29, is NTC Deputy Commissioner Inday Deles birthday.

On March 23, 1901, President Emilio Aguinaldo was captured in Palanan, Isabela.

On March 25, 1986, President Aquino issued Decree # 3.

In March 1986, Jose Luis ‘Linggoy’ Alcuaz y Araneta was appointed Bureau of Telecommunications Acting Assistant Director, then National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Deputy Commissioner and in March 1987, NTC Commissioner.

Before the Automation of our National and Local Elections, the Certificate of Candidacy Filing Deadlines fell in mid - February and late March.


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