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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 »

On this day, September 3

  On this day, September 3,  in 1905, Filipino statesman, athlete, and Olympian Simeon Toribio was born in Zamboanga City. He won for the Philippines the bronze medal in men’s high jump during the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA. He was known for being a high jumper in his youth and was selected to compete in… Read More »

On this day, September 1

  On this day, September 1, 2019, is the s 21st death anniversary of Francisco Coching, National Artist for Visual Art. Francisco Coching, acknowledged as the “Dean of Filipino Illustrators” and son of noted Tagalog novelist and comics illustrator Gregorio Coching, was a master storyteller – in images and in print. His illustrations and novels were products of… Read More »