Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.
1575 Father Martin Rada, Augustinian, and Geronimo Martin arrive in the Philippines from China. With them are three Chinese captains, who bring a letter for the governor-general from the viceroy of Fukien asking for the surrender of Limahong, not knowing that the latter has long left the Philippines. 1888 Marcelo H. del Pillar leaves for Spain to evade persecution by the friars. 1896 Antonio Regidor requests his lawyer in Singapore to rescue Rizal as soon as the ss Colon reaches there from Barcelona. 1897 Aguinaldo calls field commanders to Biyak-na-Bato to decide on a course of action that will challenge Primo de Rivera's refusal to institute reforms. The "War Party," headed by Mamerto Natividad, votes to continue the struggle. 1931 Act No. 3827 is approved by the Philippine Legislature, declaring the last Sunday of August of every year as an official holiday known as National Heroes Day.