On this day, August 20

  On this day, August 20, in 1917, Manuel G. Collantes was born in Tanauan, Batangas. Collantes served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1984.   2019 On this day, August 20, 2019, we celebrate 62 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Cambodia. The Philippines established diplomatic relation with Cambodia in… Read More »

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On this day, August 19

  On this day, August 19, 2019, is the 141st birth anniversary of the “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa,” Manuel L. Quezon. He was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. August 19 is Quezon Day. Manuel L. Quezon said, I have an abiding faith in… Read More »

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On this day, August 18

On this day, August 18, 2019, is the 93rd birth anniversary of Lauro “Larry” Alcala, National Artist for Visual Arts (2018). Larry Alcala’s comic strips spiced up the slices of Filipino lives with witty illustrations executed throughout his 56 years of cartooning. He created over 500 characters and 20 comic strips in widely circulated publications. Alcala’s most iconic… Read More »

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Ramon Muzones

  Ramon Muzones was a Hiligaynon poet, essayist, short story writer, critic, grammarian, editor, lexicographer, and novelist who authored an unprecedented 61 completed novels. He played a great role in refining Hiligaynon literature with his wide variety of novels, from comedy to satire and even feminist. His most famous work was the 1946 novel Margosatubig, the first-ever Ilonggo… Read More »

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On this day, August 17

  On this day, August 17, 2019, is the 27th death anniversary of Ramon L. Muzones, National Artist for Literature. Muzones’ Notable Works include: Shri-Bishaya (1969) Malala nga Gutom (Malignant Hunger,1965) Babae Batuk sa Kalibutan (Woman Against the World,1959) Ang Gugma sang Gugma Bayaran (Love with Love Be Paid, 1955) Si Tamblot (1948) Margosatubig (1946)   1898 On… Read More »

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