This Week’s Milestones: Sept. 22-28, 2019
A historical marker was built in the town of Daet, Camarines Norte province, to commemorate the life and legacy of resistance leader Wenceslao Vinzons.
Born in Indan (now named Vinzons after him) in Camarines Norte, Vinzons was a lawyer and politician who was the youngest delegate to the constitutional convention of 1934.
He was also the first editor of the Philippine Collegian, the official student publication of the University of the Philippines. Vinzons is best known as a guerilla leader.
He organized the first guerilla unit in Bicol, the Citizen’s Army, and his own guerilla unit during World War II, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Sept. 28, 2016
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources stopped an alleged illegal treasure hunting activity at a coral rock formation near the Paoay sand dunes in Barangay Masintoc in Ilocos Norte province.
The operation was stopped by authorities because the excavation site, which was estimated to be 17 meters deep, did not have a permit from the local government.
The team of hunters showed only a photocopy of a supposed treasure hunting permit, but did not show any excavation permit.
Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research
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