On this day, August 24, 2019, we celebrate 19 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Togo. The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja. The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Togo in 2000.
On this day, August 23, in 1896, the Katipuneros tore their cedulas as a symbol of protest. On this day in 2010, the Manila bus hostage crisis occurred when Rolando Mendoza, a disgruntled former Philippine National Police officer, hijacked a tourist bus carrying 24 people, including 20 tourists from Hong Kong, in Rizal Park, Manila. During negotiations,… Read More »
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 »
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 »
On this day, August 16, in 2017, Filipino high school student Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 17 years old, was fatally shot by police officers in a dark and muddy alley in his neighborhood of Barangay 160, Libis Baesa, Caloocan City. He was loitering when the police officers conducted anti-drug operations in the area as part of the… Read More »