Today in History : January 4th

On this date in...

1897: The 15 martyrs of Bicol are executed by Spanish colonial authorities in Bagumbayan five days after Philippine national hero Jose Rizal met the same fate by firing squad.

1976: The spokesman of the New Peoples Army and a prominent pre-martial law journalist, Satur Ocampo, is arrested in Olongapo City.

1987: During the peace talks with the Philippine government in Jeddah, the MNLF through Nur Misuari, agrees to autonomy rather than independence for parts of Mindanao.

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