Historical Calendar. National Historical Institute, Manila, 1996.

6 November


Rajah Lakandula, King of Tondo, and uncle of Soliman, leads an uprising protesting the Spaniards' ill-treatment of his countrymen.


A decree is promulgated on the recommendation of the Minister of the Colonies, Segismundo Moret, creating the Philippine Institute, a school of secondary instruction and dissolving existing colleges, like San Juan de Letran, San Jose, Ateneo Municipal, Nautical Academy, and Academy of Design, Painting and Accounting and Languages which are to be merged with the new institute.   The Normal School is to remain separate.


In the house of Jose Luzuriaga in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, a group of Spaniards and Filipinos are gathered to write finis to Spanish rule in the province.  They sign in capitulation papers of Bacolod, turning over the city to the Revolution.


The Republic of Negros, which was formed on July 22, 1899, is inaugurated.

General Wheaton sets sail from Manila to Lingayen Gulf, with 2,500 men of the 13th Regular and 33rd Volunteer Infantry and lands the next day at San Fabian.


The Court of Land Registration is established for the adjudication, registration and guaranteeing of land titles in the Philippines and new notarial system is instituted.

Pedro A. Paterno founds the Liberal Party.


The majority of the seats in the provincial boards are made elective.


Delegate Filemon Sotto reports the first drafts of the Constitution to the convention for its consideration.

5 November


Archbishop Camacho issues an order which specifies the fees to be collected for the administration of the sacraments.


Governor Gaspar de la Torre lays the cornerstone of the Franciscan church in Sampaloc, Manila.


A decree is issued by the British authorities declaring Anda and his followers to be rebels.


A Royal decree is issued for the monopoly of gun-powder in the Philippines.


The Governor of Zamboanga, Francisco Bayot, concludes a treaty of peace with Mohamad Ali Mudin, sultan of Jolo, in which the later agreed that foreigners cannot reside in his dominions without the consent of the Spanish government, and in case of war, that his port will be closed to enemies of Spain.


Aguinaldo authorizes Pedro A. Paterno "to enter into harmonious relations with the Spanish government, giving him full powers to determine, fix, and receive the total sum of funds or values which the Spanish government will grant us."


The Republic of Negros is proclaimed in the town of Bago by the Revolutionary forces led by General Juan Anacleto Araneta and Aniceto Lacson.

A telegram is received appraising the Filipino agents at Yokohama that arms are needed very badly by the Revolutionary Government.


Governor Luke E. Wright leaves the Philippines.


The U.S. Carrier Task Force attacks Luzon today and again on the 6th, 13th, 14th, 19th and 25th of this month.  

Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States for the fourth time.

4 November


The British authorities issue a proclamation permitting the Filipino residents of Tondo (Manila) the free exercise of the Catholic religion, exempting them from the tribute and forced labor, and granting them other rights enjoyed by British subjects, on condition that they immediately renounce the allegiance they have pledged to Governor Anda.


British of Lorenzo Guerrero, painter and teacher of the great Filipino masters of the 19th century, in Ermita, Manila.  Died on April 8, 1904.


Execution of Apolinario de la Cruz, religious leader and martyr.


Birth of Jaime de Veyra, patriot, statesman, scholar and journalist, in Tanauan, Leyte.  Died on March 7, 1963.


Sedition Law, Act No. 292, is passed by the Philippine Commission to suppress agitations for Philippine independence.

3 November


Outbreak of the Pangasinan revolt under the leadership of Juan de la Cruz Palaris (born Pantaleon Perez).  The revolt spreads to the towns of Mangaldan, Calasiao, Dagupan, San Jacinto, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Bayambang, Malasiqui, and Paniqui.


Jose Rizal enrolls in the Universidad Central de Madrid.  


Execution of Honorato Onrubia y Herrera, Filipino official of the government lighthouse service, at Bagumbayan, Manila.

Dr. Jose Rizal arrives in Manila on board the transport "Colon" and is taken under custody to Fort Santiago.


Consul Rounsevelle Wildman, of Hongkong, sends a confidential report to Washington relating to Felipe Agoncillo's proposal for a Filipino-American alliance directed against Spain.  Agoncillo wants to buy 20,000 guns and 200,000 pounds of ammunition from the United States and expresses his willingness to meet with American leaders in Washington, if Wildman agrees.


In a letter, Roque Lopez, leader of Panay patriots, urges Aniceto Lacson to arouse the Negros people to join the revolution.


The port of Boac, the only port used in Marinduque during the Spanish regime, is closed to commerce by the American military authorities.

2 November


Dawsonne Drake assumes office as British Governor of the Philippines.

1 November


Ruy Lopez de Villalobos starts his expedition to the Philippines from Navidad, Mexico, later giving the same "Felipinas" to the archipelago, in honor of the crown prince, Don Felipe of Spain, afterwards known as Felipe II.  He carries official instructions to colonize the Western Islands, establish trade relations, preach the Christian religion, and avoid going to the Moluccas in deference to Portuguese rights.


The people of Mactan, conquerors of Magellan and his men, in 1521, continue to defy Spain.  To subdue them, Legaspi sends an expedition under Master-of-Camp Mateo de Saez and Captain Martin de Goiti.  This expedition puts Mactan to the torch.  The people of Mactan retaliate by raiding the Spanish settlements in Cebu and burning more than 20 Spanish houses.


Birth of Valentin Diaz, treasurer of the Katipunan, in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.


Birth of Toribio Antillon, painter, in San Juan, La Union.  Died on September 19, 1913.


Macaturin Volcano, in Cotabato, erupts.  This eruption is considered the longest in the Philippines, having lasted almost uninterruptedly, from November 1, 1859 to March, 1960,


The Biyak-na-bata Republic is established.  Its officials are Emilio Aguinaldo, President; Mariano Trias, Vice-President; Isabelo Artacho, Secretary of the Interior; Antonio Montenegro, Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Baldomero Aguinaldo, Secretary of Treasury, and Emiliano Riego de Dios, Secretary of War.  Its constitution declares that the aim of the Revolution is "the separation of the Philippines from the Spanish monarchy and its formation into an independent state," and includes a bill of rights to safeguard the individual liberties of the people.


Rev. Felixberto Suani, army captain, is authorized to organize secondary colleges in the Ilocos Provinces and to request the aid and cooperation of local officials.


El Filipino, a newspaper edited by Manuel Artigas y Cuerva of the Republican Committee of Barcelona, is issued in that city.


President Sergio Osmeña, Sr., signs Commonwealth Act No. 701, which appropriates P500,000 for the resumption of the activities and functions relative to the protection of early infancy, maternity, and childbirth.  This act makes possible the reorganization of puericulture centers and maternity houses.

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