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This week’s milestones (Jan. 29 to Feb. 3)

/ 12:10 AM January 29, 2017

Festivals and milestones (3)

Jan. 29, 2015

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The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed a pact in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the decommissioning of the firearms of the Moro group.

Feb. 2, 1543

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Spanish explorer Ruy Lopez de Villalobos became the first to explore the island of Mindanao. He named the island “Cesarea Caroli.”

Feb. 2, 1818

The province of Ilocos was divided into Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur through a Spanish royal decree. Laoag City was made the capital of Ilocos Norte, while Vigan City remained the capital of Ilocos Sur.

Festivals and milestones (2)

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

Sources: Historical Calendar (1521-1969), Inquirer Archives, DOT, gov.ph, bukidnon.gov.ph

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