Monday, September 5, 2011


1972 - A bomb explodes at Joe's Department  Store in Carriedo St., Quiapo, Manila, Philippines as part of a series of bombings prior to the declaration of Martial Law by President Ferdinand  Marcos y Edralin, killing a woman and injuring 38 others;  the series of bombings starting March of the year that will damage several  government and private structures and other  properties and which will be tagged as part of the Communist Party of the Philippines' "Regional  Program of Action 1972" will be used by Marcos  to rationalize Martial Law, declaring it on September 21 of that year under Proclamation 1081.

Young Lorenza M. Agoncillo (center, seated) & family

1890 - Lorenza M. Agoncillo, one of the three Filipinas who will weave the flag of the First Philippine Republic, is born in Taal, Batangas; along with the niece of Jose Rizal, Lorenza who will by then be only seven years old, shall assist her mother, Marcella Agoncillo, in making the flag first that would later be waved from the window of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo's house in Kawit, Cavite as Philippine Independence is declared on June 12, 1898 following Filipino victories enabling their near complete control of the Southeast Asian archipelago against colonial Spanish soldiers during the Himagsikan (Philippine Revolution).

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