Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda

The Julian Cruz Balmaseda Award is the highest recognition KWF (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino) offers for a unique thesis and dissertation in science, mathematics, social sciences, and other related articles using the Filipino language. Ang Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda ay ang pinakamataas na pagkilala na handog ng KWF  (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino) para sa natatanging … Read more

Amelia Lapena Bonifacio | National Artist for Theater

Amelia Lapena Bonifacio is the “The Grande Dame of South East Asian Children’s Theatre”. She used puppets to beautifully tell folktales and epics, with mostly children as her audience. She founded Teatrong Mulat, which has produced a number of acclaimed full-length musical puppet plays performed not just in the Philippines but around the world. Dubbed … Read more

Jose Nepomuceno | Father of Filipino Films

Jose Nepomuceno is the father of Filipino films. Among his well-known films includes: Don Jose Zialcita Nepomuceno is one of the pioneering filmmakers of the Philippine cinema.  He is considered to be the Father of the Philippine Motion Picture Industry. He established the first full Filipino motion picture company in 1917 amidst all the multi-national … Read more

Basi Revolt of September 16, 1807

Basi Revolt of September 16, 1807 Wine-loving Ilocanos in the town of Piddig came together to revolt against the Spanish wine monopoly, which prohibited the residents from manufacturing their own native cane drink called “basis”. The rebellion later spread to nearby towns. The Basi Revolt, also known as the Ambaristo Revolt, was a revolt that … Read more


  Malmag is the local name of the Philippine Tarsier. Philippine Tarsier is a type of nocturnal monkey that is at risk of disappearing. They are located in the southeastern part of the Philippines, especially in Bohol. Ang Malmag ay ang lokal na tawag sa Philippine Tarsier. Ito ay isang uri ng nokturnal¬† na unggoy … Read more