Today is the centennial of the First Philippine Assembly, and thus of our present House of Representatives. It is also the 91st anniversary of the Philippine Senate.
Contemporary accounts of the inauguration of these two legislative chambers can be found in the Philippines Free Press blog: First Session of the Philippine Assembly, October 16, 1907 and Inauguration of the Senate, October 16, 1916.
Three later glimpses of the House (including its incarnation as the National Assembly): Last of the 100 days, May 27, 1939 and The Long Week, February 7, 1970 and The Philippine Congress, which I co-wrote with Teodoro Locsin, Jr.
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