This Week’s Milestones: Aug. 31
Aug. 31, 1829
The revolt against the Spaniards led by Francisco Dagohoy in Bohol province came to an end. In 1744, Dagohoy established the rebellion’s headquarters in the mountains between the towns of Inabanga and Talibon, and proclaimed there the independence of Bohol. Residents who were disgusted by the injustices committed by the Spaniards joined Dagohoy. The uprising ran for 85 years and fought 20 Spanish governor generals to maintain Bohol’s independence from Spanish rule. This made the Dagohoy Revolt the longest in Philippine history.
Aug. 31, 1970
The municipality of Surigao in Surigao del Norte province became a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 6134 signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos. Surigao became the capital of Surigao del Norte, when the old province of Surigao was divided into Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur in 1960. The city’s main industries are mining, fishing and tourism. Its population in 2015 was 154,137.
Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research
Sources: Inquirer Archives, DOT, nhcp.gov.ph, surigaocity.gov.ph, pia.gov.ph
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