16 September


Death, in Manila, of Fr. Pedro Chirino, Jesuit, historian and author of Relacion de las Islas Filipinas, published in Rome, 1604, and one of the first history books on the Philippines.


The Ilokanos of Piddig, Ilocos Norte, take up arms against the wine monopoly and the government prohibition of the manufacture of basi\, a native rice wine. The uprising was afterwards to be known as the Basi Revolt.


Twenty-two prominent residents of Manila are imprisoned at Fort Santiago. They are Rosario Villaruel, Telesforo Chuidian, Mariano Limjap, Luis R. Yangco, Lorenzo del Rosario, Pedro Casimiro, Ambrosio Salvador, Bonifacio Arevalo, Maximo Paterno, Antonio Salazar, Juan Luna, Antonio Luna, Dr. Jose Luna, Isidro Soto Villaruel, Felipe Zamora, Numeriano Adriano, Ambrosio Flores, Dr. Jose Albert, Isaac Fernando Rios, Marcelino de los Santos, Ambrocio Rianzares Bautista, Nazario Constantino.

A reign of terror takes place in the town of Nueva Caceres (now Naga City).


Benito Legarda is elected Vice-President of the Malolos Congress.


The first bishop of the newly created Diocese of Bacolod, Mons. Casimiro M. Lladoc, is consecrated at Naga, Camarines Sur.