Today in History : February 8th

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1890: Claro Mayo Recto was born , in Tiáong, Tayabas (now known as Quezon province) of educated, upper middle-class parents, namely Claro Recto [Sr.] of Rosario, Batangas, and Marcela Mayo of Lipa, Batangas. He studied Latin at the Instituto de Rizal in Lipa, Batangas from 1900 to 1901. Claro Recto was a Filipino politician, jurist, poet and one of the foremost statesmen of his generation. He is remembered mainly for his nationalism, for "the impact of his patriotic convictions on modern political thought".

1915: The UP College of Dentistry was established as part of the UP College of Medicine and Surgery, is the premier educational institution in the field of dentistry in the Philippines. It is located at the corner of Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil Street, within the U.P. Manila Campus.

1990: An earthquake with several after-shocks rocks Cebu and Bohol. It causes considerable damage on Bohol (but not to the extent that the Chocolate Hills became mousses).

1939: Jose Maria Sison was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. Jose Maria is a writer and activist who reorganized the Communist Party of the Philippines and added elements of Maoism to its philosophy. He is the founder of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and other young intellectuals of the Kilusang Makabayan (Nationalist Youth), the youth organization of the old Communist Party.

1977: Christian Vásquez was born in Bacolod City, Philippines. Christian is a Filipino actor, model and a former housemate of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother: Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. During his stint at Pinoy Big Brother, he was one of the comedian housemates. He graduated from high school at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Batch 1994 in Bacolod City.

1982: Carlene Ang Aguilar was born to her parents Raul Aguilar and Catharin Ang. She has 2 brothers and a sister, all raised in the heart of Quezon City, Philippines. Carlene studied at the Immaculate Conception Academy-Greenhills for her elementary and high school education. She is currently (2005) taking up her Bachelor of Arts in Art Studies course in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Carlene is a Filipino beauty queen. Aguilar is a former Miss Philippines Earth and a former Bb. Pilipinas World.

1998: Imelda Marcos, who has been convicted of graft and faces 12 years in jail, formally filed today her bid for the Philippine presidency, vowing to bring ``decency'' to the office, along with the Marcos wealth to ease the country's economic slump.

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