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This Week’s Milestones

/ 05:14 AM September 10, 2017

Sept. 10, 1971

The subprovince of Quirino was separated from Nueva Vizcaya province to become a new province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6394. The population of Quirino, which is made up of six towns, in 2015 was 24,501.

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Sept. 16, 1807

Ilocano farmers raided the Spanish headquarters in Piddig, Ilocos Norte province, to protest the monopoly of “basi,” a native wine made of fermented sugarcane juice. The uprising, which lasted for two weeks, is known as the Basi Revolt. A series of paintings by Vigan Artist Esteban Villanueva depicting the Basi Revolt has been declared National Cultural Treasure.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

Sources: Inquirer Archives, DOT, Official Calendar of the Republic, psa.gov.ph, quirinoprovince.org.ph, cebu.gov.ph

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