Philippines Historical events in 1909. Important events that happened in Philippines History, famous births, deaths and major events in 1909.
6th March 1909
The University of the Philippines Los Baños was established
The University of the Philippines Los Baños (also referred to as UPLB, UP Los Baños, or Elbi) is a public university located in the towns of Los Baños and Bay in the province of Laguna, some 64 kilometers southeast of Manila. It traces its roots to the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA), which was founded in 1909 by the American colonial government to promote agricultural education and research in the Philippines. American botanist Edwin Copeland served as its first dean.
1st September 1909
Baguio declared a Chartered City
By virtue of Act No. 1963 on the 1st September 1909 Baguio was declared a Chartered City. Baguio is in North Luzon, Philippines.
The city’s charter for Baguio was written by Justice George Malcolm under the direction of Governor General William Cameron Forbes.
In June 1900 the second Philippine commission arrived in Manila, it was led by William Howard Taft that under orders from Elihu Root whom was at the time American Secretary of War, to search for a cool place in Northern Luzon and develop it.
Most Americans troops and their administration at the time were quartered in Manila and were struggling with the heat. They clearly felt giving orders to commit genocide on the people of the Philippines was not easy in the heat of Manila and needed somewhere cooler to make such decisions. They also felt it was not good for the health of their administration.