Both Manuel Roxas and Jovita Fuentes hailed from Capiz. The former went on to become the 5th president of the Philippines while the latter wowed the international audience as an opera singer. They were romantically linked to each other–some say it was just puppy love while other sources believe it was true love gone wrong.
On this day in 1946, the United States recognized the independence of the Philippines. This was the culmination of a process that began in 1916, when the Jones Law pledged the eventual recognition of Philippine independence, and that continued with the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934, which provided for a ten-year transitional period to prepare for independence. The independence of the Philippines was marked by Manuel Roxas retaking his oath as President of the Philippines,