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Larry Alcala “Dean of Filipino Cartoonists”

  Larry Alcala is known as the Dean of Filipino Cartoonists. He is a National Artist for Visual Arts. Larry Alcala’s iconic works span decades of Filipino comics, which produced strips such as Kalabog en Bosyo, Asiong Aksaya, Mang Ambo, Islaw Palitaw, and Slice of life, among others. He also pioneered the use of animated cartoons for TV… Read More »

On this day, August 13

On this day, August 13, in 1898, the mock Battle of Manila concluded with Spanish forces surrendering to the Americans. In the photo are two boys in an open area with thatched roof buildings in the background, a site of the mock Battle of Manila on Aug. 13, 1898, Manila, Philippines.   1924 On this day, August 13,… Read More »

On this day, August 12

  On this day. August 12, 1887, the National Library of the Philippines (Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas) was established as the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas through Royal Order 689.   1898 On this day, August 12 in 1898, the Protocol of Peace between Spain and the United States was signed. It was supposed to end hostilities in the ongoing… Read More »

Indigenous People of the Philippines

  According to the United Nations, there are approximately 400 million indigenous people worldwide, making up more than 5,000 distinct tribes. Together we are one of the largest minority groups in the world, spanning over 90 countries. While indigenous peoples total only about 6% of the world’s population, we represent 90% of cultural diversity.   Indigenous People of… Read More »

On this day, August 10

  On this day, August 10, in 1519, the fleet of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain. The fleet landed on Homonhon Island in the Philippines almost two years later, on March 1521.   1898 On this day, August 10, in 1898, Lorenzo Tañada was born in Gumaca, Quezon. He was one of the giants… Read More »