Category Archives: Lifestyle

On this day, August 28

On this day, August 28, in 1924, the Philippines signed the Universal Postal Convention, becoming a full member of the Universal Postal Union after 15 years. The Universal Postal Union coordinates postal policies among member nations.   1901   On this day, August 28, in 1901, American Presbyterian missionary and educator Dr. David Sutherland Hibbard established the Silliman… Read More »

Resil Mojares: National Artist for Literature

  Resil Mojares is an award-winning writer, critic, and cultural researcher for his notable works on literary criticism, local and national history, urban and rural history, and political biography. He was a recipient of several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle, as well as Free Press and Carlos Palanca prize, among many other awards worldwide. Resil… Read More »

On this day, August 22

  On this day, August 22, 2019, is the 38th death anniversary of Vicente Manansala, National Artist for Painting. Vicente Manansala‘s paintings are described as visions of reality teetering on the edge of abstraction. As a young boy, his talent was revealed through the copies he made of the Sagrada Familia and his mother’s portrait that he copied… Read More »

On this day, August 21

  On this day, August 21, is Ninoy Aquino Day. The incident that happened on 21 August 1983 kindled the fire for democracy that led to the People Power Revolution in 1986. “We should not depend on one man; we should depend on all of us. All of us are expandable in the cause for freedom and therefore… Read More »

On this day, August 18

On this day, August 18, 2019, is the 93rd birth anniversary of Lauro “Larry” Alcala, National Artist for Visual Arts (2018). Larry Alcala’s comic strips spiced up the slices of Filipino lives with witty illustrations executed throughout his 56 years of cartooning. He created over 500 characters and 20 comic strips in widely circulated publications. Alcala’s most iconic… Read More »