Pedro de Sarrio (Soriano)

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Pedro de Sarrio (Soriano) was the acting Governor-General of the Philippines from 30 October 1776 to July 1778, and from 22 November 1787 to 1 July 1788.[1]


Sarrio was an official in Manila. He was appointed as acting governor-general on 30 October 1776 after the death of Simón de Anda.[2]

During his term, he continued the campaigns against the Moros.[3] He also ordered the cultivation of hemp and flax among the indios on 12 January 1777.[4]

He left his position following the appointment of José Basco as Governor-General in July 1778.[5] He was again appointed as acting Governor-General on 22 November 1787 after Basco asked King Charles III to relieve him of his position became of his conflict with the Real Audiencia.[6] It was also during his term when there was insurrection in Ilocos because of tobacco monopoly in 1787.[7]

He occupied the position until 1 July 1788 following the appointment of Félix Berenguer de Marquina as the new governor-general.[8]


  1. Carlos Quirino, Old Manila, ed. María Eloísa G. Parco-de Castro, 2nd ed. (Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, 2016), 294.
  2. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.
  3. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.
  4. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.
  5. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.
  6. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.
  7. The Kahimyang Project, "Chronological List of the Governors of the Philippines 1565–1899 and the Administration of the Islands," accessed 19 January 2021,
  8. Quirino, Old Manila, 294.



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