Diaries Timeline

Age of Exploration

Journal of Antonio Pigafetta October 20, 1518 — September 8, 1522

Logbook of Francisco Albo, 1519 — 1522

Logbook of Esteban Rodriguez November 21, 1564 — February 20, 1565

Logbook of Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin November 21, 1564 — February 13, 1565

Logbook of Pierres Plin November 21, 1564 — March 15, 1565

Logbook of Rodrigo de Espinosa November 21, 1564 — April 4, 1565

Under New Spain (1565–1761)

1 | Miguel López de Legazpi | 27 April 1565 – 20 August 1572
2 | Guido de Lavezaris | 20 August 1572 – 25 August 1575
3 | Francisco de Sande | 25 August 1575 – April 1580
4 | Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa | April 1580 – 10 March 1583
5 | Diego Ronquillo | 10 March 1583 – 16 May 1584
6 | Santiago de Vera | 16 May 1584 – May 1590
7 | Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas | 01 June 1590 – 25 October 1593
8 | Pedro de Rojas | October 1593 – 03 December 1593
9 | Luis Pérez Dasmariñas | 03 December 1593 – 14 July 1596
10 | Francisco Tello de Guzmán | 14 July 1596 – May 1602
11 | Pedro Bravo de Acuña | May 1602 – 24 June 1606
12 | Cristóbal Téllez Almazán (Real Audiencia) | 24 June 1606 – 15 June 1608
13 | Rodrigo de Vivero y Aberrucia, conde del Valle de Orizaba (Interim) | 15 June 1608 – April 1609
14 | Juan de Silva Enríquez | April 1609 – 19 April 1616
15 | Andrés Alcaraz (Real Audiencia) | 1616 – until 03 July 1618
16 | Alonso Fajardo de Tenza | 03 July 1618 – 23 July 1624
17 | Jeronimo de Silva (Real Audiencia) | July 1624 – June 1625
18 | Fernándo de Silva (Interim) | July 1624 – 29 June 1626
19 | Juan Niño de Tabora | 29 June 1626 – 22 July 1632
20 | Lorenzo de Olaza (Real Audiencia) | 22 July 1632 – 1633
21 | Juan Cerezo de Salamanca (Interim) | 29 August 1633 – 25 June 1635
22 | Sebastián Hurtado de Corcuera | 25 June 1635 – 11 August 1644
23 | Diego Fajardo Chacón | 11 August 1644 – 25 July 1653
24 | Sabiniano Manrique de Lara | 25 July 1653 – 08 September 1663
25 | Diego de Salcedo | 08 September 1663 – 28 September 1668
26 | Juan Manuel de la Peña Bonifaz (Interim) | 28 September 1668 – 24 September 1669
27 | Manuel de León | 24 September 1669 – 21 September 1677
28 | Francisco Coloma ( Real Audiencia) | 21 September 1677 – 21 September 1677
29 | Francisco Sotomayor y Mansilla (Real Audiencia) | 21 September 1677 – 28 September 1678
30 | Juan de Vargas y Hurtado | 28 September 1678 – 24 August 1684

Journal of William Dampier May 30, 1686 — November 2, 1687

31 | Gabriel de Curuzealegui y Arriola | 24 August 1684 – April 1689
32 | Alonso de Avila Fuertes (Real Audiencia) | April 1689 – July 1690
33 | Fausto Cruzat Góngora, gobernador de Filipinas; sargento mayor de México | 25 July 1690 – 08 December 1701
34 | Domingo Zabálburu de Echevarri | 08 December 1701 – 25 August 1709
35 | Martín de Urzúa y Arizmendi, Count of Lizárraga | 25 August 1709 – 04 February 1715
36 | José Torralba (Real Audiencia) | 04 February 1715 – 09 August 1717
37 | Fernando Manuel de Bustillo Bustamante y Rueda | 09 August 1717 – 11 October 1719
38 | Archbishop Francisco de la Cuesta (Interim) | 11 October 1719 – 06 August 1721
39 | Toribio José Cosio y Campo | 06 August 1721 – 14 August 1729
40 | Fernando Valdés | 14 August 1729 – July 1739
41 | Gaspar de la Torre | July 1739 – 21 September 1745
42 | Archbishop Juan Arrechederra (Interim) | 21 September 1745 – 20 July 1750
43 | Francisco José de Ovando, 1st Marquis of Brindisi | 20 July 1750 – 26 July 1754
44 | Pedro Manuel de Arandía Santisteban | 26 July 1754 – 31 May 1759
45 | Bishop Miguel Lino de Ezpeleta (Interim) | June 1759 – 31 May 1761
46 | Archbishop Manuel Rojo del Río y Vieyra (Interim) | July 1761 – 06 October 1762

Seven Years War

Journal of William Draper August 1 — October 6, 1762

Journal of Manuel Rojo September 1 — October 5, 1762

 British Occupation of Manila (1761–1764)

47 | Simón de Anda y Salazar | 06 October 1762 – 10 February 1764
48 | Dawsonne Drake | 02 November 1762 – 31 May 1764

Under New Spain (1764–1821)

49 | Francisco Javier de la Torre (Interim) | 17 March 1764 – 06 July 1765
50 | José Antonio Raón y Gutiérrez | 06 July 1765 – July 1770
51 | Simón de Anda y Salazar | July 1770 – 30 October 1776
52 | Pedro de Sarrio (Interim) | 30 October 1776 – July 1778
53 | José Basco y Vargas | July 1778 – 22 September 1787
54 | Pedro de Sarrio (Interim) | 22 September 1787 – 01 July 1788
55 | Félix Berenguer de Marquina | 01 July 1788 – 01 September 1793
56 | Rafael María de Aguilar y Ponce de León | 01 September 1793 – 07 August 1806
57 | Mariano Fernández de Folgueras (Interim) | 07 August 1806 – 04 March 1810
58 | Manuel Gonzalez de Aguilar | 04 March 1810 – 04 September 1813
59 | José Gardoqui Jaraveitia | 04 September 1813 – 10 December 1816
60 | Mariano Fernández de Folgueras (Interim) | 10 December 1816 – unknown

Direct Rule from Madrid (1821–1898)

61 | Juan Antonio Martínez | 30 October 1822 -14 October 1825
62 | Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca | 14 October 1825 – 23 December 1830

Diary of Guillermo Galvey January 4-17 1829

Diary of Harriet Low Hillard September 9-15, 1829

63 | Pascual Enrile y Alcedo | 23 December 1830 – 01 March 1, 1835
64 | Gabriel de Torres | 01 March 1835 – 23 April 1835
65 | Joaquín Crame (Interim) | 23 April 1835 – 09 September 1835
66 | Pedro Antonio Salazar Castillo y Varona (Interim) | 09 September 1835 – 27 August 1837
67 | Andrés García Camba | 27 August 1837 – 29 December 1838
68 | Luis Lardizábal | 29 December 1838 – 14 February 1841
69 | Marcelino de Oraá Lecumberri | 14 February 1841 – 17 June 1843
70 | Francisco de Paula Alcalá de la Torre | 17 June 1843 – 16 July 1844
71 | Narciso Clavería, 1st Count of Manila | 16 July 1844 – 26 December 1849

Journal of Benjamin Lincoln Ball November 28, 1848 — March 3, 1849

72| Antonio María Blanco (Interim) | 26 December 1849 – 29 July 1850
73 | Antonio Urbiztondo | 29 July 1850 – 20 December 1853
74 | Ramón Montero y Blandino (Spanish) | 20 December 1853 – 02 February 1854
75 | Manuel Pavía, 1st Marquis of Novaliches (Spanish) | 02 February 1854 – 28 October 1854
76 | Ramón Montero y Blandino (Interim) | 28 October 1854 – 20 November 1854
77 | Manuel Crespo y Cebrían | 20 November 1854 – 05 December 1856
78 | Ramón Montero y Blandino ( Interim) 05 December 1856 – 09 March 1857
79 | Fernándo Norzagaray y Escudero | 09 March 1857 – 12 January 1860
80 | Ramón María Solano y Llanderal | 12 January 1860 – 29 August 1860
81 | Juan Herrera Dávila (Interim) | 29 August 1860 – 02 February 1861
82 | José Lémery | 02 February 1861 – 07 July 1862

Journal of Cornelius Gold, July 23 –August 9, 1861

83 | Salvador Valdés (Interim) | 07 July 1862 – 09 July 1862
84 | Rafael Echagüe | 09 July 1862 – 24 March 1865
85 | Joaquín del Solar e Ibáñez (Interim) | 24 March 1865 – 25 April 1865
86 | Juan de Lara e Irigoyen | 25 April 1865 – 13 July 1866
88 | José Laureano de Sanz y Posse (Interim) | 13 July 1866 – 21 September 1866
89 | Juan Antonio Osorio (Interim) | 21 September 1866 – 27 September 1866
90 | Joaquín del Solar e Ibáñez | 27 September 1866 – 26 October 1866
91 | José de la Gándara | 26 October 1866 – 07 June 1869
92 | Manuel Maldonado (Interim) | 07 June 1869 – 23 June 1869
93 | Carlos María de la Torre | 23 June 1869 – 04 April 1871
94 | Rafael Izquierdo | 04 April 1871 – 08 January 1873
95 | Manuel Mac-Crohon (Interim) | 08 January 1873 – 24 January 1873
96 | Juan Alaminos | 24 January 1873 – 17 March 1874
97 | Manuel Blanco Valderrama (Interim) | 17 March 1874 – 18 June 1874
98 | José Malcampo | 18 June 1874 – 28 February 1877
99 | Domingo Moriones | 28 February 1877 – 20 March 1880
100 | Rafael Rodríguez Arias (Interim) | 20 March 1880 – 15 April 1880
101 | Fernando Primo de Rivera | 15 April 1880 – 10 March 1883

Diary of Consuelo Ortiga y Rey September 16, 1882 — May 28, 1884

102 | Emilio Molíns (Interim) | 10 March 1883 – 07 April 1883
103 | Joaquín Jovellar y Soler, Presidente del Consejo de Ministros | 07 April 1883 – 01 April 1885
104 | Emilio Molíns (Interim) | 01 April 1885 – 04 April 1885
105 | Emilio Terrero | 04 April 1885 – 25 April 1888
106 | Antonio Moltó (Interim) | 25 April 1888 – 04 June 1888
107 | Federico Lobatón (Interim) | 04 June 1888 – 05 June 1888
108 | Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau, I. duque de Rubí | 05 June 1888 – 17 November 1891
109 | Eulogio Despujol | 17 November 1891 – 01 March 1893
110 | Federico Ochando (Interim) | 01 March 1893 – 04 May 1893

Philippine Revolution, First Phase (August 1896 — December 14, 1897)

Filipinos | Spaniards | American Soldiers | Others (Foreign soldiers/civilians)

Diary of Gregorio del Pilar December 25, 1896 — February 10, 1897

Diary of Rafael Palma December 30, 1896

111 | Ramón Blanco | 04 May 1893 – 13 December 1896
112 | Camilo García de Polavieja (Interim) – 13 December 1896 – 15 April 1897
113 | José de Lachambre (Interim) | 15 April 1897 – 23 April 1897
114 | Fernando Primo de Rivera | 23 April 1897 – 11 April 1898

Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898 — August 13, 1898)

Diary of Miguel Saderra Maso April 22, 1898 — August 15, 1898

Diary of Aime Ernest Motsch (“Lieutenant X”) April 28, 1898 — August 31, 1898

Diary of John T. McCutcheon April 27-30, 1898

Diary of George A. Loud April 30 — May 2, 1898

Philippine Revolution, Second Phase

115 | Basilio Augustín | 11 April 1898 – 24 July 1898

Diary of Chriss A. Bell June 6, 1898 — June 18, 1899

Diary of John Henry Asendorf July 15, 1898 — July 2, 1899

116 | Fermín Jáudenes (Interim) | 24 July 1898 – 13 August 1898

Diary of John B. Kinne August, 1898 — 1899

Journal of E. Huntington Blatchford August 5, 1898 — December 17, 1898

117 | Francisco Rizzo (Interim) | 13 August 1898 – September 1898

First Republic (1898 — 1901)

118 | Diego de los Ríos (Interim) | September 1898 – 03 June 1899

Diary of Venancio Concepcion May 31, 1899 — November 24, 1899

Diary of Gregorio del Pilar December 2, 1899

Diary of Telesforo Carrasco December 2, 1899

United States Military Government (1898–1902)

119 | Wesley Merritt | 14 August 1898 – 30 August 1898
120 | Elwell S. Otis | 08 August 1898 – 05 May 1900

Diary of Albert Burton Welch November 24, 1898 — September 6, 1899

Diary of John E.T. Milsaps October 20, 1898 —

Diary of Joseph John Collins December 18, 1899 —  May 28, 1901

Filipino-American War (February 4, 1899 — July 2, 1902)

Diary of Robert Bruce Payne February 4, 1899 —

Diary of Santiago Barcelona February 4, 1899 —

Diary of William Herman Wilhelm April 5, 1899 — June 7, 1901

Diary of Karl D. White October 12, 1899 —

Diary of Simeon Villa November 13, 1899 — March 22, 1901

121 | Arthur MacArthur Jr. | 05 May 1900 – 04 July 1901

Journal of John Marvin Dean, 1900

Diary of Apolinario Mabini January 15, 1901 — September 23, 1902

122 | Adna Chaffee Sr.- 04 July 1901 – 04 July 1902

Diary of John David DeHuff, July 14, 1901 — April 30, 1907

Diary of Daniel Roderick Williams, August 13-30, 1901 

Diary of Jessie Anglum  July 25 — November 20, 1901

Insular Government (1901–1935)

123 | William Howard Taft | 04 July 1901 – 01 February 1904

Diary of Philinda Anglemyer September 12, 1901-1909

Diary of John J. Pershing March 15, 1902 — 

Diary of Levi K. Case January 12, 1903 — October 26, 1905

Diary of an Anonymous American Lady May 19, 1903

124 | Luke Edward Wright | February 1, 1904 – November 3, 1905

Diary of Joseph Stilwell October 1, 1904 — December 31, 1904 — April 16, 1906

Diary of Dean Worcester December 24, 1904 — February 9, 1905

Diary of Young American Woman in the Philippines March 21 — September 19, 1905

125 | Henry Clay Ide | 03 November 1905 – 19 September 1906
126 | James Francis Smith | 20 September 1906 – 11 November 1909

Diary of Warren D. Smith December 16, 1907 — January 2, 1908

Diary of Jacob Cuznar August 5, 1909 to August 26, 1911

Diary of Joseph Stilwell January — September, 1911

127 | William Cameron Forbes | 11 November 1909 – 01 September 1913

Diary of Olivia Salamanca July 24, 1910 — February 27, 1913

Diary of Vernon L. Burge December 1, 1911 — February 9, 1912

Diary of Carrie Chapman Catt  July 19 — August 20, 1912

128 | Newton W. Gilbert (Interim) | 01 September 1913 – 06 October 1913
129 | Francis Burton Harrison | 06 October 1913 – 05 March 1921

Diary of Anonymous German Reservist in Manila (Tsingtao War Diary) August 1 to 1914

Diary of William C. Allen February 8-20, 1915

Diary of Jacob Cuznar April 4, 1916 to March 15, 1920

Diary of Joseph Stilwell August 13, 1920 — September 14, 1920

130 | Charles Yeater (Interim) | 05 March 1921 – 14 October 1921
131 | Leonard Wood | 14 October 1921 – 07 August 1927

Diary of Teodoro M. Kalaw March 1, 1922 — October 26, 1922

Diary of Angeles Monrayo 1924 — 1928

Diary Notes of Manuel L. Quezon December 2, 1925

132 | Eugene Allen Gilmore | 07 August 1927 – 27 December 1927
133 | Henry Lewis Stimson | 27 December 1927 – 23 February 1929

Diary of Aurora A. Quezon April 29 — July 3, 1928

134 | Eugene Allen Gilmore (Interim) | 23 February 1929 – 08 July 1929
135 | Dwight F. Davis | 08 July 1929 – 09 January 1932

Diary of Marcial Lichauco December 5, 1931 — April 29, 1933

136 | George C. Butte (Interim) | 09 January 1932 – 29 February 1932
137 | Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. | 29 February 1932 – 15 July 1933
138 | Frank Murphy | 15 July 1933 – 14 November 1935

Commonwealth of the Philippines

Manuel L. Quezon | November 15, 1935 — August 1, 1944

Diary of Francis Burton Harrison July 6, 1935 to January 21, 1937; November 21 to December 27, 1938

Diary of Joseph Stilwell November 4-16, 1935; July 3-24, 1939

Diary Notes of Manuel L. Quezon January 4, 1938 to April 21, 1939

Diary of Dwight D. Eisenhower November 15, 1935 to December 14, 1939

Diary of Fidel Segundo January 1, 1938 — July 16, 1940

Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz May 27, 1941 to February 25, 1943

Diary of Alexander A. Abston June 1, 1941 to May 6, 1942

Diary of Herbert E. Evans September 4, 1941 to October 6, 1944

Diary of George E. Steiger September 16, 1941 to November 7, 1942 

Diary of Joe W. Keever November 1941 to October 1942

Diary of John P. Burns November 4, 1941 to April 11, 1942

Diary of Arthur L. Shreve November 29, 1941 to December 27, 1944

Diary of Lucy Hardee Olsen December 7, 1941 to February 3, 1945

Diary of Robert Renton Hind December, 1941, to February, 1945

Diary of Juan Labrador, OP December 7, 1941 to May 7, 1945

Diary of Ethel Thomas Herold December 7, 1941 to May 9, 1945

World War II

Military POWs, Guerrillas, and other Officers | Civilian Internees | Filipino and Foreign Civilians | Filipinos in Japan | Battle of Manila |

Battle of the Philippines December 8, 1941 — May 8, 1942

Diary of Aurea Labrador December 8, 1941 — February 19, 1942

Diary of Basilio J. Valdes December 8, 1941 — March 30, 1946

Diary of Clinton S. Maupin December 8, 1941 —

Diary of David L. Obert December 8, 1941 —

Diary of U.S.S. Canopus December 8, 1941 — April 9, 1942

Diary of John P. Horan IV December 8, 1941 — May 1, 1942

Diary of Robert G. Davis December 8, 1941 — August 14, 1942

Diary of Carter B. Simpson December 8, 1941 — October 12, 1944

Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor December 8, 1941 — March 19, 1945

Diary of Teodoro M. Locsin December 15-29, 1941

Diary of Felipe Buencamino III December 23, 1941 — April 21, 1942

Diary of Natalie Crouter December 27, 1941 — February 5, 1945

Diary of William P. Oliver April 30, 1942 — June 24, 1944

Commonwealth Government-in-Exile 

Manuel L. Quezon (second term) | December 30, 1941 — August 1, 1944

Diary of Victor Buencamino January 1, 1942 — December 16, 1944

Diary of Francis Burton Harrison May 30, 1942 — August 5, 1944

Clinical Record of President Quezon April 18, 1944 — August 1, 1944

Sergio Osmeña | August 1, 1944 — May 28, 1946

Japanese Military Administration

Diary of Paulino Santos January 1, 1942 — August 26, 1942

Diary of Hiroshi Horikoshi January 1, 1942 — August 16, 1943

143 | Masaharu Homma | 03 January 1942 – 08 June 1942

Diary of Tressa R. Cates January 5, 1942 — June 24, 1945

Diary of Capt. Lohr, March 20, 1942 to April 20, 1942

144 | Shizuichi Tanaka | 08 June 1942 – 28 May 1943

Diary of Anne Louise Goldthorpe June 21, 1942 to February 3, 1945

Diary of Anonymous American Prisoner-of-War August 26 to September 10 , 1942

Diary of Warren A. Starr September 4-28, 1942

Diary of David Nash September 22, 1942 — May 29, 1944

Diary of Charles Mock May 14, 1943 — October 15, 1943

145 | Shigenori Kuroda | 28 May 1943 – 26 September 1944

Second Republic 

Jose P. Laurel | October 14, 1943 — August , 1945

Diary of Leocadio de Asis June 27, 1943 –October 3, 1944

Notes of Raymond Leyerley August 22, 1944 — February 3, 1945

Diary of Joseph B. Chicco September 6, 1944 — July 7, 1945

Diary of Felipe Buencamino III September 21, 1944 — December 26, 1944

146 | Tomoyuki Yamashita | 26 September 1944 – 02 September 1945

Diary of William Ritchie October 2, 1944 — November 18, 1944

Diary of Reese F. Lukei October 7 — November 18, 1944

Diary of J. Thomas Chestnutt October 9-26, 1944; November 17, 1944 — March 21, 1945

Diary of Warren A. Wilson October 15, 1944 — February 8, 1945

Diary of James Rudolph Sorenson October 18, 1944 — October 4, 1945

Diary of Vincent Perrone October 21-28, 1944

Diary of Albert A. Holland November 1, 1944 — February 2, 1945

Diary of Samuel Anthony Culotta November 2-24, 1944

Journal of Charles C. Statler November 11, 1944 — January 9, 1945

Diary of Steacy D. Hicks, November 25, 1944 — October 10, 1945

Journal of Cecil Jesse Peart December 13-31, 1944 

Diary of Tomas Confesor December 29, 1944 — February 3, 1945

Diary of Leon Ma. Guerrero January 1, 1945 — July 4, 1946

Diary of Ike Thomas February 1-10, 1945

Diary of Lydia C. Gutierrez February 3-13, 1945

Diary of Salvador H. Laurel March 21, 1945 — August 17, 1945

Commonwealth of the Philippines (March, 1945– July 4, 1946)

Diary of Antonio de las Alas April 29 — September 15, 1945

Diary of George E. Steiger August 22,  to September 26, 1945 

Diary of Dale E. Detrick September 23, 1945 — November 29, 1945

Diary of Jorge B. Vargas December 24, 1945 — July 22, 1946

Manuel Roxas | May 28, 1946 —

Third Republic (July 4, 1946 — September 23, 1972)

Elpidio Quirino |

Diary of Lester Knox Little February 1-27, 1950

Diary of Basilio J. Valdes March 14, 1955

Ramon Magsaysay |

Diary of Jaime Gil de Biedma 1956

Carlos P. Garcia |
Diosdado Macapagal |

Diary of Basilio J. Valdes February 6, 1962 — September 14, 1969

Ferdinand E. Marcos | December 30, 1965 — February 23, 1986

Daily Diary of Lyndon Johnson October 24-26, 1966

Diary of Lady Bird Johnson October 25-26, 1966

Diary of Ferdinand E. Marcos July 4, 1969 — January 1, 1983

Diary of Augusto Caesar Espiritu September 15, 1972 — November 30, 1972

Martial Law (September 23, 1972 — June 30, 1981)

Fourth Republic (June 30, 1981 — 1986)

Diary of Salvador H. Laurel June 12, 1985 — February 27, 1986

Corazon C. Aquino | February 23, 1986 — June 30, 1992

Diary of USNS Mercy February 27 to July 13, 1987

Revolutionary Government (1986 — 1987)

Fifth Republic (1987 to the present)

`Fidel V. Ramos | June 30, 1992 — June 30, 1998
Joseph Ejercito Estrada | June 30, 1998
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo |

Diary of Edgardo J. Angara January 6-20, 2001

Diary of Jessica Hagedorn September 21, 2001

Diary of Jesus G. Dureza November 23-26, 2009

Benigno S. Aquino III | June 30, 2010 — June 30, 2016

Diary of Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CssR May 28 to September 5, 2010

Diary of Alan Jazmines March 10, 2011

Diary of Ericson Acosta April to May, 2011

Rodrigo R. Duterte | June 30, 2016 —

Diary of Jonathan Hill November 29 to December 7, 2018