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20 03 2010

March 20th
On this date in…

1784: Governor Jose Basco issues a decree that prohibits the seizure of farmers’ lands, carabaos, and farm implements by creditors while planting or harvesting their crops. Basco also reveals plans to distribute parcels of lands to more farmers in five years. However, one of Basco’s cousins categorically denies that such plan exists in a New York Times interview.

1942: General Douglas MacArthur makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I shall return.” Three years later, he fulfilled his promise… to the delight of Filipinos except for Jose P. Laurel.

1969: In Gibraltar, John Lennon marries Yoko Ono… officially making her the fifth Beatle.

1977: Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century. Chirac celebrates victory by detonating a nuclear device at Mururoa Atoll.

1990: Imelda Marcos goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering. Her subsequent acquittal would then “inspire” presidents, vice presidents, senators, congressmen, and other people in government.

Thanks to the National Historical Institute, Wikipedia, Just Some Photos, and Any Day in History.

Have a safe weekend!

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6 responses

20 03 2010
gil

first

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20 03 2010
monchrose

re: 1990 – oh, so true!

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20 03 2010
fred

so pwede confiscate land AFTER planting by the poor farmers. isn’t this more cruel?

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22 03 2010
Suskupo

To the delight of all Filipinos except Jose Laurel! Totoong totoo yan! Laurel was a Japanese collaborator during WW II. No wonder they amassed all the haciendas throughout Batangas, Cavite and other provinces. Guess who the other famous Japanese COLLABORATOR was? Benigno Aquino Senior! Lolo ni Noynoy. So the infamous COLLABORATORS were LAUREL and AQUINO~ great tandem! Who pardoned LAUREL?? Manuel ROXAS!!! Forward to 40 years later, 1986, once again the TANDEM was Aquino/Laurel..scions of Japanese COLLABORATORS! Now, this year the infamous Tandem is AQUINO/ROXAS!!! Come on fellow Filipinos, WAKE UP!!!

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22 03 2010
senior60

this is astonishing, sabi pa ni de quiros,

for about 2 days wala ng nag post? where

is everybody? hello!!!!!

agree din ako re: 1990 but cannot decide

re: 1977 dahil hindi ko naintindihan…

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22 03 2010
kalokah

have you seen the abs-cbn VP harapan last nyt?
i think loren legarda almost cried in her face-to-face debate with mar roxas.
her questions backfired at her.

poor loren. she should’ve at least researched more ‘dirt’ that she can throw vs roxas.

binay is ‘maangas’. i think he will win again… as makati mayor. LOL

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