Highlights of the week: April 10-16

April 10, 1910

The diocese of Lipa is created, separating it from that of Manila. Its patron is Saint Joseph the Patriarch while the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception is referred to as its secondary patron. At that time, the diocese covered the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Marinduque and Mindoro and the late Archbishop Joseph Petrelli was appointed as the first bishop. It was elevated to the rank of archdiocese on June 20, 1972.


April 11, 1901

The first civilian government on Panay Island was established in Iloilo City, Iloilo Province. On February 2, 1901, General Martin Delgado officially surrendered in Jaro to the American military governor. Until the time of his surrender, Delgado was the chief insurgent leader in Panay. Upon the establishment of the civilian government, he was appointed as the first governor of Iloilo Province. On March 3, 1902, the first local election was held, where Delgado was elected governor. He served until March 1904.

April 15, 1753

The commune of Ragay in Camarines Sur was separated from the commune of Lupi. In 1919, Ragay was granted self-government as a municipal government under Republic Act No. 2809. Ragay is made up of 38 barangays, nine of which are along the coast of the Gulf of Ragay. It has 59,770 inhabitants.

April 16, 1993

A historical marker has been installed by the National Historical Institute at Fuerza Santa Isabel de la Paragua, more commonly known as Fort Santa Isabel or Fort Taytay, in Taytay, Palawan Province, to recognize its historical significance. This iconic fort was first built in 1667 as a wooden palisade, which was later rebuilt with coral stone in 1721 and completed in 1738. It was mainly used for observing seagoing vessels and defend the city against the pirates. The fort was named in honor of Queen Isabella II of Spain.

This week’s party:
Due to the national public health emergency related to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Moriones in Marinduque, scheduled between April 10 and 17, will continue, with participants and spectators asked to respect the minimum health and safety protocols.

Compiled by: Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Sources: Inquirer Archives, Historical Calendar (1521-1969), Historical Marker Regions I-IV and CAR, Philippine Statistical Authority, coa.gov.ph, iloilocity.gov.ph, pro6.pnp.gov.ph, ragaycamsur.gov . ph, taytay-palawan.com, claretianpublications.com, ucanews.com

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