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1906, November 24

The Supreme Court of the Philippines, in a case filed by Fr. Jorge Barlin of Naga (Camarines Sur), issues a ruling recognizing the Roman Catholic Church as the original owner of properties which had been taken from it since 1902. This sets the return of all relevant properties held by the Iglesia Filipina Independiente to


The Currimao Labor Union is organized by Don Pedro Dancel y Garcia of Dingras. This enhances the stevedores’ lives in the port of Currimao and encourages more outsiders to settle here. [A Pascua] The American Protestant missionary, William H. Hanna, establishes a church in Piddig; the first minister is the Rev. Esteban Salomon. [Cadiz]

1903, October 15

Fifteen municipalities of the province are reduced to ten: Nagpartian is combined with Bangui; Vintar with Bacarra; San Nicolas with Laoag; Solsona with Dingras; and Banna with Batac.

1903, January 18

Gregorio Aglipay is consecrated Supreme Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente by the Church’s bishops of Isabela, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Abra, Nueva Ecija and Manila. [Iglesia Filipina Independiente]


Protestantism is introduced in Laoag by the American missionaries Mr. Williams, Mr. Hanna, Dr. and Mrs. Lemon, Dr. and Mrs. Pickett, and Miss Sylvia Siegried. Their foundation is eventually known as the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. [Cadiz]


All 26 priests of Ilocos Norte join the Philippine Independent Church except the assistant priest of Laoag, Fr. Roman Ver. The Aglipayan curate of Laoag, Fr. Jose Evangelista, is eventually consecrated bishop of Cebu (18 January 1903). [Cadiz, Scharpf]