This week’s historical milestones
March 12 to 18
March 13, 1992
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7227 to oversee the conversion of the Clark and Subic military reservations into economic enclaves, following the vote of the Philippine Senate to remove US bases in the country.
March 15, 1941
Philippine Airlines started operations with its maiden flight from Nielson Airfield on Makati Avenue to Baguio City in Benguet province. The plane, a Beech Model 18, was piloted by Paul Gunn.
March 16, 1521
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the island of Samar for the first time while finding a westward route to the Moluccas, also known as Spice Islands, from Spain.
March 18, 1945
The town of Panay in Capiz province and Romblon province were liberated from the Japanese after the Free Panay Guerrilla Forces launched the final assault on the Japanese forces.
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