Category Archives: Government

Newly Elected Mayors and Vice Mayors of Pampanga

Congratulations to the newly elected City and Municipal Mayors and Vice Mayors of Pampanga. Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. Vice-Mayor Peter Nucom Arayat Mayor Emmanuele Alejandrino Vice-Mayor Sixto Mallari, Jr. Bacolor Mayor Diman Datu Vice-Mayor Willy Balingit Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque Vice-Mayor Michael Sagum Floridablanca Mayor Darwin Manalansan Vice-Mayor Michael Galang Guagua Mayor Dante Torres Vice-Mayor Sajid Khan… Read More »

On This Day, May 17

  On this day, May 17, in 1897, newly appointed Governor-General of the Philippines Fernando Primo de Rivera issued a decree granting a general amnesty to all Filipino revolutionaries who would surrender to the Spanish government. Most of the revolutionaries ignored the decree, prompting Rivera to launch a major offensive against them in Cavite. Emilio Aguinaldo, President of… Read More »

On This Day, May 16

  On this day, May 16, in 1584, Santiago de Vera, the first president of the Real Audiencia, began his term as the sixth Governor-General of the Philippines after his appointment following the death of his predecessor Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa. During his term, the wooden palisade that protected Manila from foreign incursions was rebuilt in 1590 using… Read More »

Countries Where Philippine Apostille is Accepted

  Goodbye red ribbon, hello Apostille! Effective May 14, 2019, the DFA will no longer issue Authentication Certificates with  “red ribbon“, and will instead affix an Apostille to documents for use abroad. Countries and Territories Where Philippine Apostille is accepted as of May 2019: Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belarus Belgium… Read More »

The True Decalogue by Apolinario Mabini

The true decalogue by Apolinario Mabini, first Philippine secretary of foreign affairs. 1. Love God and your honor over all truth, all justice, and all activity; your honor, the only power that obliges you to be truthful, just and industrious. 2. Worship God in the form that in your conscience God speaks to you, reproaching you for your… Read More »