Category Archives: Government

On this day, August 11

  2000 On this day, August 11, we celebrate the 19th year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the year 2000. The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C.   2000 On this… Read More »

On this day, August 7

  On this day, August 7, in 1933, Alberto Romulo, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was born in Camiling, Tarlac. Romulo served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2004 to February 2011.   1901 On this day, August 7, in 1901, Filipino lawyer Arsenio Cruz Herrera was appointed by Gov. Gen. William Howard Taft as president of the… Read More »

On this day, August 4

  On this day, August 4, in 1977, the Second Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to mark the 10th founding anniversary of ASEAN. During the Summit, leaders of ASEAN’s founding members expressed their desire to develop mutually beneficial relations with Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam, and reiterated their commitment to the… Read More »

Only 4 strains of dengue virus recorded in the Philippines

There are only 4 strains of dengue virus recorded in the Philippines. DOH clarifies that there are no mutant strains being monitored or recorded. DOH clarifies that there are no mutant strains of dengue virus being monitored or reported in the Philippines. Among the 4 recorded dengue strains, DENV-3 is the predominant strain in the country this year.… Read More »

On this day, July 31

  On this day, July 31, in 1903, the Filipino Central Committee in Hong Kong, headed by the first Philippine diplomat Felipe Agoncillo, closed its office, one year and three months after the end of the military resistance against the United States. Agoncillo was dispatched abroad by President Emilio Aguinaldo to campaign for the support and recognition of… Read More »