This Day in Philippines History

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  • 1905

    9th February 1905

    A modern sewerage system was proposed for Manila

    Open Canals Manila 1905

    Open Canals in public market was the only type of sanitation in Manila before 1905

    It was also a common practice in poor areas to wrap faeces in newspaper and just throw it in the street.

    The only thing that slightly resembled a sewage system was about 1,500 buckets of waste water were taken by boat and dumped into Manila bay.

    The colonial government on the 9th February 1905 decided to do something about this and proposed a modern sewerage system to tackle the problem of poor sanitation in Manila.

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  • 1905

    9th February 1905

    A modern sewerage system was proposed for Manila

    Open Canals Manila 1905

    Open Canals in public market was the only type of sanitation in Manila before 1905

    It was also a common practice in poor areas to wrap faeces in newspaper and just throw it in the street.

    The only thing that slightly resembled a sewage system was about 1,500 buckets of waste water were taken by boat and dumped into Manila bay.

    The colonial government on the 9th February 1905 decided to do something about this and proposed a modern sewerage system to tackle the problem of poor sanitation in Manila.

  • 1986

    7th February 1986

    Philippines Snap Election

    Following the end of Martial Law a snap election was held on the 7th February 1986 this election in turn led to the downfall of President Marcos via the People Power Revolution (Also known as EDSA 1.) Read More...

 

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