Monday, July 25, 2011

Today in Philippine History July 25

On July 25, 2002, the Supreme Court Public Information Office announced DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid evidence as "admissible in court," based on the Supreme Court's May 9, 2002 decision maintaining the death sentence on convicted rapist and killer Conrado Vallejo.

DNA refers to the chain of molecules found in every cell of the body, except in red blood cells, which transmit hereditary characteristics among individuals.

On this same day in 1872, Santiago Alvarez, former revolutionary general and a founder and honorary president of the first directorate of the Nacionalista Party, was born in Imus, Cavite.

The Nacionalista Party, the oldest political party in the Philippines, was founded in 1907.

Also on this same date in 1915, Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1979 to 1985, was born in Manila.

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