1946 in the Philippines

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1946 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in 1946.




  • January 2 – Walter Hutchinson, special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Thomas Clark, arrives in Manila to deal with his Filipino counterparts on one of the most complex problems in postwar history – collaboration with the Japanese during the war.[1]
  • January 5 – Lieutenant Colonel Seicho Ohta, Commander of the Military Police in Manila during the war, is sentenced to death by hanging, as per order from the Fil-American War Crimes Commission.[1]
  • January 7Reuters reported that the Philippines ordered goods worth ₱1,000,000 a day from the United States. Imports skyrocketed, including textiles, food, and building materials.[1]
  • January 11 – For the first time since the creation of the People's Court, a person accused of treason, Felix Española, a 66-year-old Makapili from Bulacan, voluntarily pleaded guilty.[1]
  • January 19 – The Liberal wing of the Nacionalista Party holds its convention at the Sta. Ana Cabaret and nominates Manuel Roxas and Elpidio Quirino for president and vice president, respectively.[1]
  • January 21 – The Loyalist wing of the Nacionalista Party holds its convention at the Ciro Club, Sta. Mesa, Manila, and nominates Sergio Osmeña for president and Eulogio Rodriguez for vice president.[1]
  • January 22 – The report of High Commissioner Paul McNutt to President Harry Truman, which lumps the candidates into 'loyalists' and 'enemy collaborators,' created resentment among congressional leaders.[1]
  • January 31Malacañang announced that President Sergio Osmeña will not campaign. While Roxas tours the country, campaigning, promising, threatening, and cajoling, Osmeña tended to his duties, and placed his faith in the memory and gratitude of his countrymen.[1]





  • July 4 – After more than 380 years of colonial rule under the Spanish, then later the Americans, the Philippines attains full independence.



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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Duludao, Manuel D. (2007). A Century of Philippine Legislature: Timeline of Events, People, and Laws That Shaped The Filipino Nation (book). 1946-2007. Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines: Experience Philippines.
  2. ^ "Roxas Leads Osmena 2–1 For Philippine President" Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), April 24, 1946, p1
  3. ^ Batangenyong Online Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.