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Father of Tagalog Novel

  Valeriano P. Fernandez Y Peña is considered as the Father of Tagalog Novel. In 1905, he wrote “Nena and Neneng,” the first-ever novel published in the Philippine language. Valeriano was born on December 12, 1858, and he passed away on September 7, 1922.

On this day, September 6

  On this day, September 6, 2019, is the 103rd birth anniversary of Francisco Arcellana, National Artist for Literature. He was born on September 6, 1916, and he passed away on August 1, 2002. Writer, poet, essayist, critic, journalist, and teacher, Francisco Arcellana is one of the most important progenitors of the modern Filipino short story in English.… Read More »

Francisco Estanislao: First recorded lantern maker

  Francisco Estanislao was the first recorded lantern maker from Santa Lucia, San Fernando, Pampanga. A humble saltmaker, who made big lanterns from bamboo and coco cloth. The 100-day countdown before the Giant Lantern Festival 2019 competition begins today! Are you ready for the celebration of the 111th year of giant lantern-making excellence?   Suggested Reading: Tinindag Festival… Read More »

On this day, September 5

  On this day, September 5, in 1976, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first international convention center was inaugurated in time for the country’s hosting of the IMF-World Bank Meeting. The complex is renowned for hosting international events like the ASEAN Summit and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The PICC previously served as the home of… Read More »

On this day, September 4

  On this day, September 4, is the birth anniversary of Resil B. Mojares. He is a National Artist for Literature. He was born on September 4, 1943. Resil Mojares is a teacher and scholar, essayist and fictionist, and cultural and literary historian, he is acknowledged as a leading figure in the promotion of regional literature and history.… Read More »