1944 in the Philippines

1944 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1944.

1944
in
the Philippines

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Philippine CommonwealthEdit

Second Philippine RepublicEdit

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 20:
    • General MacArthur lands in Palo, Leyte, accompanied by President Sergio Osmena and US troops.
    • American forces land on the beaches in Dulag, Leyte, the Philippines, accompanied by Filipino troops entering the town, and fiercely opposed by the Japanese occupation forces. The combined forces liberate Tacloban.
  • October 23 – The Commonwealth government of the Philippines is re-established in Tacloban, Leyte.
  • October 25 – The USS Samuel B Roberts ship goes down during a battle off the central island of Samar.[1]

DecemberEdit

HolidaysEdit

As per Act No. 2711 section 29,[2] issued on March 10, 1917, any legal holiday of fixed date falls on Sunday, the next succeeding day shall be observed as legal holiday. Sundays are also considered legal religious holidays. Bonifacio Day was added through Philippine Legislature Act No. 2946. It was signed by then-Governor General Francis Burton Harrison in 1921.[3] On October 28, 1931, the Act No. 3827 was approved declaring the last Sunday of August as National Heroes Day.[4]

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "AN ACT AMENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "Bonifacio Day in Philippines in 2022". Official Holidays. Archived from the original on July 5, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  4. ^ "Act No. 3827". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "Ex-Senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta dies". CNN Philippines. May 15, 2020. Archived from the original on May 21, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  6. ^ Caña, Paul (September 26, 2020). "Remembering Inday Badiday, The OG Queen of Philippine Intrigues". Esquire. Archived from the original on November 5, 2020. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  7. ^ Dy, Richard (September 5, 2020). "Former Olympian, Toyota player and UAAP coach Orly Bauzon dies at 75". ESPN. Archived from the original on May 20, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "Manuel Quezon". Encyclopædia Britannica. August 15, 2020. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2021.