Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1825 Mariano Ricafort y Abarca assumes office as Governor-General of the Philippines. He forbids foreigners to sell goods at retail. 1896 Some 151 Filipinos board the s.s. Manila bound for Cartegena, from which point they are to be transferred to Fernando Poo, where, by order of Governor-General Blanco, they are to serve their sentence in exiles, by reason of their involvement in the Revolution. 1899 The Gaceta de Filipinas issues its last number. It started as El Heraldo de la Revolucion, the organ of the Revolutionary Government, the first number of which came out September 29, 1898 was changed successively to Heraldo Filipino, to Indice Oficial, and finally to Gaceta de Filipinos. 1943 Inauguration of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines with Dr. Jose P. Laurel as President. The first foreign treaty concluded by the Philippine Republic, the Japan-Philippine Pact of Alliance providing for political and economic cooperation between Japan and the Philippines, and also for military cooperation, is signed in Malacañang.