Today in History : January 7th

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1942: Japanese forces started the siege of the peninsula shortly after the Japanese Army invaded the country in December 1941 and the combined forces of Filipino and US forces were being gradually overrun and General Douglas MacArthur decided to make Bataan the site of a last stand.

1964: President Sukarno of Indonesia arrived in Manila with a strong Indonesian delegation for important talks on Malaysia with President Macapagal of the Philippines. The Indonesian President was welcomed my President Macapagal, Vice-President Pelaez and senior officials saying "Am I late, or are you too early?"

1973: Steaming via the Panama Canal and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Blakely arrived at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Five days later, the warship departed Subic Bay for the Vietnamese combat zone. Her tour of duty in the Far East came at the very end of American participation in the Vietnamese conflict; and, as a consequence, she served only once in the combat zone.
1975: Presidential Decree No. 633 provides for the creation of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW). The Commission shall act as an advisory body to the President in formulating policies and implementing programs to ensure the full integration of women for economic, social, and cultural development at the national, regional and international levels, and to ensure further equality between men and women.

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