Monday, September 27, 2010


Gomez Perez Dasmarinas
1593 - Spanish Gov.-Gen. for the colony  Philippines, Gomez Perez Dasmarinas, writes to the  Cambodian king Prauncar (Phra Uncar) Langara,  expressing his uneasiness about the ongoing  hostility and war between the Cambodian and Siam  (Thai) kingdoms; Cambodia would lose to Siam and  the King Prauncar's royal family would be exiled  although they would later be restored to power.

1865 - Miguel C. Malvar, future revolutionary  general and patriot during the Philippine Revolution  and Philippine-American War (1899-1914), is born in Barrio San  Miguel, Santo Tomas, Batangas to Tiburcia Carpio  and Maximo Malvar; future Gen. Malvar would be  known in history as one of the last generals of the First Philippine Republic to surrender to the  imperialist American forces, and the de facto  President to succeed Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo when he  later took charge as Commander-in-Chief of the  Filipino army on July 13, 1901; Malvar will valiantly  fight the invading Bald Eagle soldiers but owing in part to the horrific reconcentration campaign waged by the enemy, Malvar will eventually surrender because according to him, his "family and friends who have been accompanying  me are all sick, suffering and hungry."  

1972 - Less than a week after proclaiming Martial  Law, Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos  issues General Order No. 12 defining the  jurisdiction of military tribunals created under  General Order No. 3; in effect General Order No 12  enumerates the cases where military tribunals had  exclusive jurisdiction or exercise jurisdiction  concurrent with civil courts; Marcos had rationalized  his declaration of Martial Law with the supposed  "wanton destruction of lives and property,  widespread lawlessness and anarchy, and chaos and  disorder" fomented by seditious communist  elements.


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