Liberator of Ilocos | Diego Silang

  Today, December 16 is the birth anniversary of Diego Silang, the liberator of Ilocos. In exchange for rewards from Audiencia, allegedly Diego Silang was killed by his close  friends Miguel Vicos and Pedro Becbec in his fortress in Bigan. Let’s not do what they did to the “liberator of Ilocos”. Diego Silang exploited Spain’s weakness in the… Read More »

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Brain of the Katipunan | Emilio Jacinto

  Today, December 15, 2018 is the 143rd birth anniversary of Emilio Jacinto, the brain of the Katipunan. Emilio Jacinto is the “Brain of the Katipunan” because of his writings for the Katipunan, which include the “Mga Aral ng Katipunan ng mga A.N.B.”and the most well-known “Kartilya of Katipunan”. Andres Bonifacio has authored a similar writing titled “Katungkulang… Read More »

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Anthony Villanueva | First Filipino to win an olympic silver medal

  Anthony Villanueva, a boxer, on October 21, 1964, won the silver medal at the Tokyo olympics featherweight division (57 kg.).   He was the first Filipino to win an olympic silver medal.   He missed the gold in this olympics after losing a controversial final gold medal match  against Stanislav Stepashkin of the Union of Soviet Socialist… Read More »

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Donya Consolacion

    Donya Consolacion was a former laundrywoman who married the head of a civil Spanish civil guards.   She pretended to be highly educated and a habit characteristic of a European.   She is a rival of Donya Victorina. Si Donya Consolacion ay isang dating labandera ng mga sundalo at nakapag-asawa ng ng kastilang namumuno sa mga… Read More »

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Pascual Poblete | Father of the revolutionary Philippine newspaper

  Pascual Poblete was a leading and hard-working journalist, poet, and translator and was active in the period of the Propaganda Movement until the American era.   He wrote in Spanish and in Tagalog and became a translator in the two languages.   Pascual Poblete was born on May 17, 1857 in Naic, Cavite. Francisco Hicaro and Maria… Read More »

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