Events that happened on February 27
1779 – The Aviso al Publico was published in the Philippines to keep the people informed of the events then taking place in Europe. It was edited by acting Governor-General Miguel Fernandez de Folgueras.
1945 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur turned over the civil government of the Philippines to Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña.
1974 – The gold refinery of the Central Bank of the Philippines was establsihed.
1986 – The Alsa Masa (Uprising of the Masses) was organized in Agdao District, Davao City. The founding chairman of this armed civilian anti-communist organization was Rolando “Boy Ponsa” Cagay.
1990 – Juan Ponce Enrile, then lone opposition senator, was arrested in the Senate building on charges of rebellion complexed with murder for his alleged involvement with coup leader Col. Gringo Honasan.
2004 – Bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf that killed 116 passengers.
Personalities and celebrities born on February 27:
1875 – Pedro A. Paterno, writer, diplomat, stateman and president of the Malolos Congress – in Sta. Cruz, Manila. (d. March 27, 1911)
1869 – Baldomero Aguinaldo, military officer in the Philippine-American War – in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite. (d. February 14, 1915)
1899 – Pedro T. Orata, educator, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (1971), and “Father of Barrio High School in the Philippines” – in Urdaneta, Pangasinan.
1934 – Bella Flores (real name Remedios Papa Dancel), actress – in Santa Cruz, Manila – (May 19, 2013).
1965 – Claudia Zobel (real name Thelma C. Maloloy-on), actress – in Mandaue (d. February 10, 1984).
on the cover of Sports World (November 12-18, 1983)
1990 – Megan Lynne Talde Young, American-Filipino actress, TV host, model and Miss World 2013 – in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Miriam Quiambao on the cover of|
Cosmopolitan Philippines (February 27, 1995).
Si Miriam Quiambao ay ang first runner-up ng 1999 Miss Universe Pageant kung saan ang hinirang na Miss Universe ay si Mpule Kwelagobe ng Botswana, ang kauna-unahang babaeng black African na nagwagi sa isang major international beauty pageant.
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