Historical Independence Day in Pampanga

Historical Independence Day in Pampanga The first anniversary of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1899, was celebrated at the Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City, Pampanga where 1st Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo waved the Philippine flag from the 2nd-floor balcony of the house. Philippine Independence Day History The Philippines declared independence from Spain on June 12, … Read more


Bangsa While “balen” refers to one’s town or nation, “bangsâ” on the other hand refers to “country” in relation to other countries or states. BANGSÂ/BANSÂ • (buhng-SA’, buhn-SA’)nation, countryTagálog (Filipino): bansâ EtymologyFrom Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, “race, lineage, offspring”), via Malay bangsa (“nation”) Derived word:PANGBANGSÂ / PAMBANSÂ • (puhng-buhng-SA’, puhm-buhn-SA’)nationalTagálog (Filipino): pambansâ You may want to … Read more

The Philippines and Albania

The Philippines and Albania  The Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Albania celebrate 36 years of formal diplomatic relations. The two countries established diplomatic relations on June 11, 1987. Common Ground The Philippine eagle, the national bird of the Philippines, is a national symbol of Filipino tenacity and resilience and hope, and inspiration … Read more

Facts about the Philippine Independence Day

In commemoration of this national holiday, here are some interesting facts about the Philippine Independence Day. HAPPY 125th INDEPENDENCE DAY (June 12, 2023) We used to celebrate Independence Day on July 4. The Philippines became a nation free from colonization on July 4, 1946. It was only in 1964 that the Philippines began celebrating Independence … Read more

Salinta Monon

Salinta Monon ± (December 12, 1920 – June 4, 2009)Textile Weaver: Bagobo InabalBagobo TagabawaBansalan, Davao del Sur Salinta Monon was a Bagobo Tagabawa textile weaver from Davao del Sur. She fully demonstrated the creative and expressive aspects of the Bagobo abaca-ikat weaving called ‘Inabal’ at a time when the art was threatened with extinction. Read … Read more