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/ 01:28 AM September 21, 2015

TODAY, Sept. 21, is the 115th death anniversary of Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez, the rector of the first Philippine state university.   When Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo established the Universidad Cientifico-Literaria de Filipinas by virtue of a presidential decree issued in 1898, Gonzalez was named its rector. The institution was located in Navotas and Tambobong before it was transferred to Malolos.   The Universidad Cientifico-Literaria de Filipinas was succeeded by the University of the Philippines in 1908. Gonzalez died in 1900. On Sept. 21, 1982, the National Historical Institute installed a historical marker in his hometown in Bulacan to honor him. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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