Longest Serving Philippine Senator

  Today in History July 10, in 1898, Lorenzo Tañada y Martinez, the longest serving Philippine senator (24 years in Senate), staunch opposition leader vs. the Marcos dictatorship, and campaigner for the removal of U.S. military bases in the Philippines, is born in Gumaca, Quezon. Born in the year when the Americans were already amassing troops in the… Read More »

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Fine for no side mirror

  Do you have an idea of how much is the fine for no side mirror in the Philippines? In the Philippines, if you are caught driving a motorcycle or a car with No or defective side mirror, No or defective headlight, No or defective tail light, No or defective signal light, No or defective brake light and… Read More »

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Tangkulo

  The Tangkulo is the traditional headdress worn by Ata Manobo | Bagobo-Tagabawa chieftain. The pieces are first woven on a loom by hand, then tied and hand-dyed, then beaded and adorned with hand-made pom-poms. Due to the precious artisan nature of the tangkulo, each one is unique and one-of-a-kind, and are limited in supply. You may want… Read More »

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Penalty for wearing slippers while driving motorcycle

  What is the penalty for wearing slippers while driving motorcycle in the Philippines? Wearing slippers while driving motorcycle in the Philippines is not allowed. Warning to motorcycle owners! First Offense: Php 578.00 fine Second Offense: Php 778.00 fine Third Offense: Php 1,078.00 fine You may want to read: What is the penalty for driving without a license… Read More »

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What does Diosdado mean?

  What does Diosdado mean? The name “Diosdado,” coined by the late President Diosdado Macapagal’s grandmother, was a combination of Spanish words “dios” and “dado” meaning “God” and “gift” respectively, thus its full meaning—“God-giftedness.” This also shows the Catholic devotion of the Macapagal family, especially of Escolastica, who used to serve as one of the laity in the… Read More »

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