Category Archives: Government

On this day, June 24

On this day, June 24, in 1974, the Order of Gawad Mabini was created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 490. The Gawad Mabini is conferred on Filipinos who rendered distinguished foreign service or helped promote the interests and prestige of the Philippines. The award was named after Apolinario Mabini, the Philippines’ First Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The… Read More »

On this day, June 23

  On this day, June 23,  in 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo created the Department of Foreign Affairs. Apolinario Mabini, the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was tasked to win international recognition for PH as an independent state & establish diplomatic relations with other countries. The DFA was among the first government departments created following the establishment of the… Read More »

Be a PSHS scholar

  Become a “Pisay” PSHS scholar. Join the Philippines’ premier science high school. Apply now for the 2019 PSHS national competitive examination. You can download the application form at “Pisay” PSHS Scholar Criteria for Eligibility A grade 6 elementary pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who: Has a final grade of 85%… Read More »

On this day, June 20

  On this day, June 20, in 1943, the Japanese-sponsored political party Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas (KALIBAPI) convened the Preparatory Commission for Philippine Independence (PCPI), which was composed of 20 elected party members and headed by Jose P. Laurel. It immediately began the task of drafting a new constitution for the Philippines, which is accomplished in… Read More »

On This Day, June 18

  On this day, June 18, in 1898, Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree organizing the municipal and provincial governments in the country and the creation of a  Revolutionary Congress whose members will be elected by the citizens of each province. It was Aguinaldo’s effort to include a civilian component in his government, in preparation for a shift from… Read More »