Category Archives: Lifestyle

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 »

On this day, August 31

  On this day, August 31, 2019, is the 107th birth anniversary of Ramon Valera, National Artist for Fashion Design. The contribution of Ramon Valera, whose family hails from Abra, lies in the tradition of excellence of his works, and his commitment to his profession, performing his magical seminal innovations on the Philippine terno. Even today, Filipino fashion… Read More »

On this day, August 30

  On this day, August 30, in 1850, Marcelo H. Del Pilar was born. He was also known as ‘Plaridel.” He expressed his strong opposition against the Spanish Friars through Diaryong Tagalog, a publication he founded. Later, his strong words would force him to flee to Spain, where he would become the editor of La Solidaridad and among… Read More »

On this day, August 29

On this day, August 29, in 2012, the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs opened its first satellite office in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region-East Consular Office (CO NCR East) at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.   1930 On this day, August 29, in 1930, Filipino basketball legend, basketball coach and Olympian Carlos Loyzaga, popularly known as The… Read More »