Monday, September 01, 2008


Quezon Boulevard facing north to Laong Laan Street

Plaza Lacson (formerly Plaza Goiti) facing east to Carriedo Street

Soler Street facing north to C.M. Recto Avenue

Ongpin and Tomas Mapua (formerly Misericordia) Streets

Ronquillo Street at Plaza Santa Cruz

Quezon Boulevard facing south to Quiapo Bridge

Aurora Boulevard Ext./Dimasalang area


September 01, 1901

* Three outspoken pro-American Filipinos: Dr. Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera, Benito Legarda Sr., and Jose Luzuriaga are appointed members of the Philippine Commission.

* Four members of the Commission are made heads or secretaries of the Executive Departments by the President of the United States. These are: for Commerce and Police, Luke E. Wright; for Finance and Justice, Henry C. Ide; for Public Instruction, Bernard Moses; and for Interior, Dean S. Worcester.

* El Renacimiento, an anti-American daily, is published with Martin Ocampo as publisher and Rafael Palma as editor.

* The Philippine Normal College, established as a Normal School by Act No. 74 of the Philippine Commission, opens in the Escuela Municipal, Intramuros, Manila.

* The Philippine Constabulary detachment for Ambos Camarines is organized by Captain Edward S. Luthi and quartered in Nueva Caceres.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 10:42 PM


Blogger ka tony said...

Hi Eric,

Great photos! Hope you had a well rested weekend!

I have been posting “today in our history,” on my “Kalendaryo” - BanlawKasaysayan page. Unfortunately due to lack of time on my part, it lasted until the 11th of March. I promise myself that I’ll continue the sacrifice for the sake of our young students to have information & sense of concern/identity on our history.

Eric, thanks for doing the same,
Ka tony

I hope you don’t mind by adding these…

1 September

1793 — Rafael Maria de Aguilar y Ponce de Leon, became the new Governor General of the Philippines. He established a shipyard in Binondo, to build war boats, against the Muslims. Eric, do you remember “Calle Barraca” (

“…calle Barraca (means "barracks"), during Spanish time was cabins for the "marineros" and a shipyard. The end of "calle Barraca" is the Pasig River.”

1865 — Ateneo Municipal de Manila was founded. After Jesuit Father Jose Fernandez Cuevas submitted a plan to expand the elementary school of five grades, “infima” “inferior” “media” “superior” & “suprema” additional years to be devoted on the standard “college level” subjects – poetry, rhetoric & philosophy.

1888 — “Revista Popular de Filipinas” dealt with public education, Pilipino womanhood & variety of subjects. M.H. del Pilar contributed interesting articles, was published by Pascual H. Poblete.

1896 — Dr. Pio Valenzuela, godfather to Andres Bonifacio & Gregoria de Jesus’ son. One of the original “three” who organized the KKK, took up residence at # 35 calle Lavezares, San Nicolas for him to live & edit the “Kalayaan” the official organ of KKK, surrendered to the Spanish authorities. He was granted executive pardon for disclosing information concerning the identity of the leading members, codes & plans of the Katipunan.

1896 — Revolutionary leaders of Kawit, Cavite joined Jose Tagle’s bolomen, captured the residence of the friars & barracks of the civil guards in Imus, Cavite.

1900 — Taft Commission started its legislative and executive functions.

1909 — City of Baguio was founded by the American colonial government.

1950 — President Elpidio Quirino appointed Ramon Magsaysay as the Secretary of National Defense.

September 02, 2008 1:48 AM  

Anonymous Major Tom said...

Manila incredibly looks sunny and dry in September. I wonder if that's a bit of a beautiful abberation. Maybe it's true, there's a little summer in August in the Philippines.

September 02, 2008 10:55 AM  

Anonymous bertN said...

All the street names are familiar to me but they sure looked very different now! Thanks for letting me see these places through your camera.

September 02, 2008 1:31 PM  

Blogger Dhanggit said...

I grew up in Balic this is a familiar face to me. Thanks for making me remember those great wonderful memories of the past! excellent photos!!

September 02, 2008 3:39 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

I really enjoy your street photography. Thanks.

September 03, 2008 12:39 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you for these additions, Ka Tony!

Wow! The Baguio was founded in 1909. I wonder if there were any major celebration in the city that day/weekend?

And Ateneo Municipal de Manila was the school Jose Rizal attended, no?

And, of course, Calle Barraca as you mentioned regarding the search for Kapitan Tiago's house by Ambeth Ocampo & Sr. Ortiz Armegol:


By crossing the bridge from Binondo, one will find himself in the district of San Nicolas. Mr.Ocampo & Snr. Armegol after the bridge, crossed the first street, the tail of "calle Tabora", next street (they turned left, south) will be "calle Sto. Cristo" perpendicular to calle Barraca (means "barracks"), during Spanish time was cabins for the "marineros" and a shipyard. The end of "calle Barraca" is the Pasig River.


Whew! History is truly like one gigantic puzzle, eh? :)

Thanks again, Ka Tony!

September 03, 2008 8:03 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Don't let the sunny mornings and early afternoons in Manila these days fool you, Major Tom, because it can get suddenly dark and then followed by a gushing downpour. That's why it's highly recommended that everyone brings along an umbrella when going out. Tricky weather, indeed.

September 03, 2008 8:05 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My pleasure, bertN!

When I was in NYC, it was rather hard to find such pictures online. I mean, regular everyday street scenes; not necessarily images of tourist attractions or those of festivals.

Now that I'm in Manila, I thought I'd do just that and post them online for those who may be getting homesick :)

September 03, 2008 8:09 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Balic Balic, now that's one place I have on my list to explore, Dhanggit!

Many thanks for reminding me and for visiting :)

September 03, 2008 8:10 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Photo Cache! As you can imagine, whenever gallivanting around town, my camera is always in my hand ready to snap anything at any time :)

September 03, 2008 8:11 AM  

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