Today in History : January 24th

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1897: "The Cry of Tarlac" signals the spread of the Philippine Revolution in the Central Luzon province; it follows the initial "Cry of Pugadlawin" that launched the Filipinos' fight for independence from Spanish colonial rule.

1964: all the parties represented in this appeal signed a motion for settlement agreeing that the tax liability of $117,801.67 be paid from the Philippine assets. The Court of First Instance of Iloilo, Philippines, entered an order approving the agreement and directing that the tax be paid. Record, Exhibit B. Nevertheless, as a result of collateral litigation, the Philippine court temporarily enjoined payment.

2006: A Philippines air force pilot was missing Tuesday after a plane crashed near Manila en route to joint maneuvers with US forces, a military spokesman said. The twin-engine aircraft was carrying two officers including the missing pilot when it crashed in a commercial fishery shortly after takeoff from Sangley airbase, Major Augusto dela Pena said. The co-pilot parachuted to safety, he said, adding the cause of the crash was unknown. The US-made "Bronco," a mainstay of the Philippines' anti-insurgency operations, was heading to the former US Clark airfield north of Manila when the accident happened.

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