Today, Oct. 16, is the 122nd birth anniversary of Arellano University founder Florentino Cayco. He served as assistant to the superintendent of city schools from 1922 to 1935. Cayco was president of the National University from 1937 to 1941. He founded Arellano University in 1938. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
The Philippine Assembly was inaugurated on Oct. 16, 1907, at the Grand Opera House on Plaza Cervantes, Sta. Cruz, Manila. In the assembly’s first session, Sergio Osmeña was elected Speaker while Manuel L. Quezon was elected majority floor leader.
By Toym Leon Imao
I was in third grade in 1978 when “Voltes V,” a Japanese animated series, first aired on Philippine television.
Today, Sept. 24, is the 120th birth anniversary of lawyer and statesman Jose Yulo. Born in 1894, he finished law at the age of 19, the youngest graduate of the University of the Philippines Class of 1914. Throughout his career, Yulo served as justice secretary, speaker of the National Assembly and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He died on Oct. 27, 1976.
By Kate Pedroso; Inquirer Research
In April 1977, martial law enforcers of dictator Ferdinand Marcos arrested Trinidad Herrera, an internationally known community leader from Manila’s Tondo district, and tortured her.