MAY 21, 1885
Santiago Fonacier (May 21, 1885 – December 8, 1977), a clergyman, journalist and legislator was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. A priest of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, he founded and edited Spanish periodicals such as La Lucha and translated Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo into Ilocano. Fonacier was a reporter for La Democracia and El Grito del Pueblo. An assemblyman (1912) and senator (1919), Bishop Fonacier succeeded Gregorio Aglipay in the Aglipayan Church and became Obispo Máximo II (Second Supreme Bishop).
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