1898 - The fledgling Philippine Republic government of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo decrees December 30 as "a national day of mourning" and the anniversary of the death of patriot and polymath Jose Mercado Rizal; on December 30, 1896, Rizal was executed by the Spanish colonial government for supposed rebellion, sedition, and conspiracy as he was implicated in the secret-society-turned-revolutionary-government Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan despite the fact that he issued a manifesto disowning the Philippine Revolution of 1896; the decree comes some two weeks after the anomalous Treaty of Paris wherein imperialist United States supposedly bought the Philippines for $20 million dollars and some five weeks before the bloody and protracted Filipino-American War (1899-1914).
1898 - Tomas S. Fonacier, future outstanding Filipino historian and educator who would be responsible for founding the University of the Philippines Iloilo College, is born in Laoag, Ilocos Norter; as historian, Fonacier would be noted for "The Filipino Racial Memory" (1958), "The Chinese in the Philippines During the American Regime (1933); "Gregorio Aglipay y Labayan" (short biography published in 1954); and "The Ilocano Movement" (1953).
Felix Manalo y Ysagun, Filipino founder of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), is honored as an outstanding evengelist by the ministers of the Christian mission, some four years after founding his own church, the INC; Manalo went through a razzle-dazzle period of soul-searching--joining the Philippine Independent Church, then Colorum, the Methodist Episcopalian Church, and then the Seventh Day Adventist--before eventually finding his spiritual truth in his church; in 1922 during the period wherein he would be accused of immorality (for supposedly raping/molesting 30 or so women members of INC), Manalo would introduce in his church the important Sugo doctrine claiming that he is the messenger of God, the fifth angle of Revelation.
|Sen. Mamintal Tamano|