The Manila Post Office Building Fire

The Manila Post Office Building FireMay 21-23, 2023Photo and poster: Karl De Santos Today marks the first anniversary of the fire that gutted the venerable Manila Central Post Office Building at Plaza Lawton, Ermita. In the late hours of May 21, 2023, smoke and fire were detected at the Post Office Building. Firefighters and volunteers … Read more

Jose Abad Santos Day

José Abad Santos Day is observed in the province of Pampanga and Angeles City every May 7, commemorating Chief Justice Abad Santos’s execution. The date of his execution is widely known and often reported as May 7 or May 2, but the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) ascertains May 1, 1942, to be … Read more

Nick Joaquin

Today, May 4, 2024, is the 107th birth anniversary of National Artist Nick Joaquin. Nicomedes M. Joaquin is regarded by many as the most distinguished Filipino writer in English writing so variedly and so well about so many aspects of the Filipino. Nick Joaquin has also enriched the English language with critics coining “Joaquinesque” to … Read more

Dr. Ligaya S. Lacsina

Dr. Ligaya S. Lacsina is a maritime archaeologist specializing in Southeast Asian watercraft construction. In 2009, Dr. Lacsina received her Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of the Philippines. Later, in 2016, she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Archaeology from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia with a doctoral thesis examining … Read more

Dr. Carmencita Padilla

LOOK: Newly conferred National Scientist Carmencita Padilla featured on Vogue PH! Raising Hope: Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, The Filipina National Scientist Saving And Protecting Lives Through Genetic Research “Her pioneering research on inborn errors of metabolism among Filipinos provided the scientific basis for the enactment of Republic Act 9288, or the Newborn Screening Act of … Read more