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September in Philippine History

September 22, 1943. Flag and National Anthem

September 22, 1943, the Commonwealth government adopted the flag and the anthem as national symbols.

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September 3, 1899. Jose Palma’s poem published.

September 3, 1899. La Independencia newspaper published Jose Palma’s poem.

The poem became the lyrics for the Marcha Nacional Filipina of Julian Felipe, thereby completing a national anthem for the Philippines.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 September 2010 10:48 )

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September 23, 1762. British invasion of Manila.

September 23, 1762. British invasion of Manila.

The British invaded and occupied Manila until March 1764, when the Seven-Year War in Europe ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The treaty compelled the British to return Manila and its environs to Spain.

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