On March 9, 1891, Jose P. Laurel, president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines during World War II, from 1943 to 1945, was born in Tanauan, Batangas.
On March 7, 1867, Tomas A. Remigio, one of the finest playwright during American Period, was born in Sampaloc, Manila. Remigio s best known work, Malaya, was considered of the of finest nationalist play written during American Period.
On March 12, 1972, the first ever Philippine made rocket named "Bongbong I" was successfully launched at Caballo island near Corrigedor in the Manila Bay. The rocket was part of the Philippine Military experiment to produce its own ballistic missiles. Initiated by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, it was researched and developed by a group of Filipino and German engineers and scientists and the Philippine Navy under Project Santa Barbara.
March 9, 1899, Francisca Reyes-Aquino was born in Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan
On March 9, 1899, Francisca Reyes-Aquino, the country's pioneer researcher on traditional Philippine folk dances and music was born in Lolomboy, Bocaue, Bulacan.
March 1943. Captain Jesus Villamor, commanding officer of the 6th Pursuit Squadron, Philippine Army Air Corps, is pictured getting out of plane after returning from a flight to Batangas Field. The youth, who leads a daredevil squadron of six Filipino pilots in erstwhile training planes who took on fifty-four Japanese air raiders over Batangas and shot down two, said he "got so mad" he forgot to be scared (Source US Library of Congress).
Maria Paz Mendoza Guazon was born in Pandacan, Manila on May 10, 1884
Dra. Maria Paz Mendoza Guazon On May 10, 1884, Maria Paz Mendoza Guazon, the first woman to graduate from the first medical school in the country, the UP College of Medicine in 1912, was born in Pandacan, Manila as Maria Paz Mendoza. She attained many "firsts". She was the first Filipina to receive the high school diploma from a public school, the first Filipina appointed to fill a professor's chair at the University of the Philippines, the first woman member of the Board of Regents of the…
On March 14, 1903, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), which supplies electric power to Metro Manila residents at present, was established. Originally named "Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company", it was the first power company given franchise to operate electric cars, called Tranvia, and provide electricity in Manila and surrounding areas.