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October 23, 1944, the Philippine Commonwealth was restored in Leyte

On October 23, 1944, the Philippine Commonwealth government was restored in Tacloban, Leyte (Tacloban City) by General Douglas MacArthur with Sergio Osmeña, Sr. as President.

This day also marked the start of the four-day naval battle of Leyte Gulf during which much of Japan’s remaining sea power was destroyed.

Reference:
Pambansang Komisyong Pangkasaysayan

Article: Kahimyang Project

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