2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila




1960 – 1969






Enrichment of  college course offerings with new majors in all four-year programs

Ground-breaking in Marikina for future St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) isestablished in Los Baños develop new high-yielding varieties of rice

Mar 16:  Gabriel “Flash Elorde” begins his reign as World Junior Lightweight Boxing Champion


Mar 29: Archbishop Rufino J. Santos is elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals 


Jun 14:  Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first President of the United States to visit the Philippines, arrives in Manila




St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina opens


St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina

Jun 19:  The publication of the “First Filipino” award-winning biography of Rizal by Leon Maria Guerrero

Jul 19:  President Carlos P. Garcia signs an Administrative Order pursuant to Republic Act No. 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Law

Dec 30:  Diosdado Macapagal and Emmanuel Pelaez are inaugurated President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Republic of the Philippines






May 12:  President Diosdado Macapagal moves the celebration of Independence Day from July 4 to June 12

Jun 12:  Declared new Philippine Independence Day


Bishop of San Fernando requests the opening of Assumption College of San Fernando

Jun 12: General Aguinaldo formally donates his historic mansion at Kawit, Cavite, to the Republic of the Philippines

Aug 8: The Agricultural Land Reform Code abolishing tenancy is signed by President Diosdado Macapagal at Agrifina Circle, Manila.  This code readjusts the rights of tenants and landholders




Feb 6:  Emilio Aguinaldo, general and president of the First Philippine Republic, dies of a heart attack at the age of 95


SSC High School accredited by PAASCU


High School students during 1965 PAASCU accreditation


Feb 7:  St. Paul’s Hospital is inaugurated in Tacloban, Leyte

Jun:  Four Sisters start St. Scholastica’s Academy, Tabunok, Cebu

Sept 28: Taal Volcano erupts killing 2,000 people

Dec 30:  Ferdinand E. Marcos and Fernando Lopez are inaugurated President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Republic of the Philippines



1966   Holy Family Vocational High School, a free school, opens in Sum-ag, Bacolod 


Holy Family Vocational High School, Sum-ag, Bacolod City

U.S. Agrees on the reduction of the number of U.S. Bases from 95 to 25 and $45 million in economic aid



General Chapter. Sister Caridad Barrion elected councilor-general. Changes following Vatican Council II:  use of English in liturgy; renewal in religious life; work-friendly habit; Sisters to foreign missions; accent on “social action for the poor”

Aug 8:  Philippines joins Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Constitutional Convention bill is passed by Congress

Nov: Benigno Aquino, Jr., governor of Tarlac, tops the senatorial race at the age of 35


Blessing and opening of Formation house in Marikina

Formation House in Marikina

Jan-Dec:  Student demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War and for social reforms within the Church and within the schools

Mar 29:  Formation of the New People’s Army which adopted the strategy of protracted people’s war

Jul 26:  U.S. President Nixon visits the Philippines stresses “Asia should be responsible for its security”

Nov 11: Cultural Center of the Philippines is formally inaugurated with Ronald and Nancy Reagan representing the Nixons

The Cultural Center of the Philippines

Dec 26:  Jose Maria Sison with two colleagues formed the Communist Party of the Philippines inspired by Marxist, Leninist-Mao Tse Tung thought (with the avowed aimed at overthrowing US imperialism and capitalism and eventual seizure of political powers)


Nov:  President Ferdinand Marcos wins a second term in the presidential election Gloria Diaz, an Ilocano beauty, was the first Miss Universe from the Philippines. She was crowned in the international American-owned pageant in 1969 in Florida, U.S.A.