26 August 1930: The birth of the Communist Party of the Philippines

On August 26, 1930, on the 34th anniversary of the 1896 Katipunan Revolt, Crisanto Evangelista announced the birth of the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP), the Communist Party of the Philippines. Less than three months later, on the 13th anniversary of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, he formally established the PKP and proclaimed its objectives.