Saturday, August 30, 2014

What Happened On August 30

And these are what happened on 30 August ...

  1. 1850 - Marcelo H. del Pilar was born in Kupang, San Nicolas, Bulacan, on August 30, 1850.
    The province of Bulacan led the rest of the nation in commemorating the 164th birth anniversary of hero Marcelo del Pilar this coming August 30, 2014. The day is a special non-working holiday in the province as declared by Republic Act (RA) 7449, which was enacted during the time of the late former President Corazon Aquino.
  2. 1896 - The Battle of San Juan del Monte, took place on 30 August 1896. It is considered the first real battle of the Philippine revolution, which sought Philippine independence from Spain.Special Non-Working Holiday (for San Juan-based employees)
    San Juan Day, in commemoration of the Battle of Pinaglabanan
  3. 1896 - Governor-General Ramon Blanco proclaimed a state of war in the eight provinces that took up arms, and placed them under martial law. The provinces were Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija—provinces that would forevermore stand as the eight rays of the sun on the Philippine flag.
  4. 1951 - Remarks of President Elpidio Quirino on the signing of the U.S.-P.I. defense pact, Washington, D. C., Thursday, August 30, 1951:
    We have witnessed today an act that may be described as the end of the beginning. Here we have set the first milestone on the road towards the enduring security of the Pacific area. I have special reason to rejoice at this moment because it was not so long ago in this same capital, that I took the liberty of proposing the conclusion of a Pacific Security Pact under the initiative of the United States. This is the first fruit of that vision. This is a treaty of mutual defense with unavoidable connotations of military action. Yet it is, in fact, wholly dedicated to peace and to the methods of peace. It means so much to the economic development and happiness of the Filipino people. Here, our two countries pledge ourselves anew to the principle of the Pacific settlement of disputes enshrined in the charter of the United Nations. Here, we have assumed a formal undertaking to assist each other and to stand together in the face of aggression, in the hope that hereafter we may be able to follow undistracted the fruitful pursuits of peace. We have no aggressive aims against anyone. Our purpose is rather to give notice that a potential aggressor must henceforth take due account of our common purpose and united will to act in self defense. From the history of the Filipino people and of our relations with the United States during the past 50 years, nobody can have the slightest doubt about our devotion to freedom and our readiness to share in its defense. On this solemn occasion, Mr. President, may I convey to you, and through you to the American people, the deepest sentiments of goodwill and friendship from the people of the Philippines. This treaty proclaims the sense of unity of our two peoples, and this is a declaration of historic importance. For we established our unity of purpose, not on any consideration of race, creed, or equality of power, but solely on the ground of our common faith in freedom. Though humbled by the great significance of this alliance, the Filipino people are nevertheless proud that our young Republic has merited this recognition of its faith and its courage. Mr. President, I bring to witness, at this signing, our faith in democracy and the courage to defend it with all our strength.

    Source: University of the Philippines, College of Law Library
  5. 1957 - The municipality of Isulan was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 266 dated August 30, 1957 with the seat of government at Barangay Kalawag. However it was only on September15, 1957 that the municipal government officially functioned with the appointment of its first set of officials headed by Mayor Datu Suma Ampatuan who served as a Mayor until 1967. Since its creation, Isulan was classified as a 5th class municipality with an estimated annual income of P 38,380.83. The biggest sources of income of the town then were the logging companies in the area like the Sabros & Co. Inc.; Habaluyas Logging Enterprises and the Magsaysay & Silverio Logging Co., Inc.
  6. 1959 - President Garcia today, August 30, 1959 directed the National Orthopedic Hospital to extend all medical facilities to a crippled 12-year old boy, Salvador Miranda,  who is suffering from tuberculosis of the hip joint at the Albay Provincial Hospital. 
  7. 1969 - On June 21st, 1969, president Ferdinand E. Marcos signed the Charter of Mandaue City. Another proclamation by the same president, from August 30, 1969 is taken as the date when the City of Mandaue was formally organized. The first mayor of this city was Demetrio Cortes Senior.
  8. 2014 - Youth volunteers and government partners will be planting tree saplings at the La Mesa Forest Park in Quezon City today (August 30). The project is part of the Climate Change advocacy campaign of the Philippine Information Agency-National Capital Region (PIA-NCR) in partnership with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources-NCR and in cooperation with Pilipinas Natin! PIA-NCR Regional Director Riza J. Baldoria said the activity dubbed  “Happy Birthday Tree (HBT)!” aims to encourage everyone to give back to the environment by planting trees.
  9. 2014 - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday said Filipino peacekeepers came "under attack" by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights. In a text message to reporters, Gazmin confirmed that there was a firefight between rebels and peacekeepers at Position 68, one of the posts held by Filipino troops. Gazmin said the firefight errupted at around 6 a.m. (11 a.m. Manila time).
  10. 2014 - FINAL SCORE. Croatia escapes Gilas Pilipinas in overtime, 81-78 Gilas Pilipinas takes its first step in the FIBA World Cup on Saturday, August 30 when it faces off with the Croatian national basketball team in Seville, Spain.
  11. 2014 - Globe Slipstream, a one-day event of speed exhibitions, music performances and other fun-filled activities for the whole family will highlight the telco’s partnership with Lotus F1 Junior Team and Marlon Stockinger, the first Filipino Junior Lotus F1 driver on August 30, 2014, Saturday, at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
  12. The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. The impulse for the day came from the Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared (FederaciĆ³n Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM), a non-governmental organization founded in 1981 in Costa Rica as an association of local and regional groups actively working against secret imprisonment, forced disappearances and abduction in a number of Latin-American countries.
    On August 30, 2007, hundreds of Philippine relatives and supporters of desaparecidos, mostly activists, missing after being abducted or killed by Philippine security forces protested against the government to mark International Day of the Disappeared. Edita Burgos remembered her missing son, Jonas, a member of the Peasants' Movement of the Philippines.
    On August 30, 2008 the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances, which gathers family member organizations and human rights organizations from around the world, joined hands for a global campaign event to promote the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
 References:

The President’s Day: August 30, 1959
August 30 2014 Marcelo Del Pilar Day in Bulacan
August 2014 Special and Regular Non Working Holidays in Philippines
Marcelo H. del Pilar
Marcelo H. del Pilar From Wikipedia
Remarks of President Quirino on the signing of the U.S.-P.I. defense pact, August 30, 1951
Presidential Museum and Library
Ebola hits 5th West African state as Senegal confirms first case
Filipino peacekeepers in firefight with Syrian rebels - Gazmin
Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
Municipality of Isulan
Official Website of Mandaue City
Mandaue
History of Mandaue
PIA-NCR leads “Happy Birthday Tree” planting activity in La Mesa Dam
LIVE BLOG: Gilas Pilipinas vs Croatia
Public Advisory: Globe Slipstream at Bonifacio Global City on August 30, advises motorists oftemporary road closures
Enjoy speed beyond the race track
Gilas Pilipinas loses OT game, wins hearts with superb opener vs Croatia

Significant daily events in the month of August in Philippine history 
International Day of the Disappeared
August 30

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