1896 - The Philippine revolutionary movement is prematurely discovered by the Spaniards when the hated Fr. Mariano Gil, the curate of Tondo who has heard about it through a confession from a Filipino traitor (if s/he was not coerced to confess), breaks his vow of silence and reports about its existence and headquarters to the colonial authorities; in response to the mounting cruelty inflicted by the Spaniards on members of the secret revolutionary society Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) who have been arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned, Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro instructs messengers to summon his leaders to a general assembly to discuss measures to counter the development; later, a Katipunan poster threatening the killing of the abusive Fr. Mariano Gil would appear on the poster of the Tondo church.
1939 - On his 61st birthday, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the American-sponsored Commonwealth government of the Philippines, issues Executive Order No. 217 that prescribes a 16-point code of ethics to be taught in all schools in the Southeast Asian archipelago.
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