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The Sandugo Festival is also known as the Blood Compact Commemoration and is often tagged as the mother of all festivals. It is a month long celebration every July in the city of Bohol, to commemorate the Sandugo or the signing of a treaty of friendship between Datu Si Katuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
The festival used to be held in March until it was changed to July a few years ago to coincide with the annual Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan, a gathering of Boholanos from all around the world.
"A gloomy afternoon to you Ms. Mindy! I really feel bad whenever there's a typhoon and we still have our classes when all year levels from elementary to secondary are having a warm comfy time inside their houses. Can you please enlighten me about the guidelines regarding class suspensions. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks! "
Bicol is known for its volcano Mt. Mayon which has an almost perfect cone shape. Because of this, Bicol, has been one of the great tourist spots in the country, helping to promote the culture of the Philippines, especially the Bicol Region. Everyone wants to take a peek at Mayon Volcano. But that's not the only reason why Bicol is famous. It is also famous for its Bicol Express.
- July 20, 1898 – US Assistant Secretary of State William Rufus Day wrote a letter which supposedly rebuked American Consul-General E. Spencer Pratt in Singapore for allowing Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo to believe that the US Government would recognize the independence of the country after Spain was defeated an on condition that the Filipinos help the US in the Spanish-American War. The truth was a number of American officials took turns in deceiving Aguinaldo into thinking the US will honor Filipino independence. The apparent deception led Aguinaldo to order the Filipino forces not to interfere and allow the Americans to positions themselves for the eventual US invasion of the Philippines.
- July 20, 1961 – President Carlos P. Garcia signed an Administrative Order which prohibited public officers and employees from dealing with relatives in any business, transaction, contract, or application with the government or any other business.
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Margarita Roxas de Ayala (1826-1869) was one of the first philanthropists, the first great matriarch of the Roxas, Ayala and Zobel families and one of the greatest Philippine businesswomen of all time. She was the eldest daughter of Don Domingo Roxas, founder of Casa Roxas (later Ayala y Compañia), and one of the greatest businessmen and Filipino exponents of the Spanish colonial era.