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).
1990 – Megan Lynne Talde Young, American-Filipino actress, TV host, model and Miss World 2013 – in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Miss World 2013 Megan Young|
on the covers of Rogue (March 2012 and December 2014)