Category Archives: Lifestyle

Who is Juan de la Cruz?

  Juan de la Cruz is a symbolic call (name) to the common Filipino. The name was coined by Robert McCulloch Dick, a Scottish journalist who was then a reporter in Manila Times. He chose this name because it is the most commonly seen at police blotters. It is also said that during the time of Spanish occupation,… Read More »

On this day, August 5

  On this day, August 5, 2019, is the 111th birth anniversary of Jose Garcia Villa, National Artist for Literature. Jose Garcia Villa is considered as one of the finest contemporary poets regardless of race or language. Villa, who lived in Singalong, Manila, introduced the reversed consonance rime scheme, including the comma poems that made full use of… Read More »

On this day, August 3

  On this day, August 3, in 1942, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Philippines, made his farewell speech to Filipinos in front of members of the Philippine Executive Commission. In an address to members of the Philippine Executive Commission during a courtesy call to his office on this day in 1942,… Read More »

On this day, August 2

  On this day, August 2, in 1896, Joaquin Miguel Elizalde, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was born in Manila. Joaquin Miguel Elizalde served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from Jan 1952 to Dec 1953. He also holds the distinction of being the first Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America.   1987 On this day, August 2,… Read More »

On this day, August 1

  On this day, August 1, is Corazon “Cory” Aquino’s death anniversary. She is the first woman President of the Philippines. She is a “Saint of Democracy”-TIME magazine. Corazon Aquino became the 11th Philippine president after the Filipinos stood united behind her in the snap elections and the 1986 People Power Revolution against former President Ferdinand Marcos. On August… Read More »