Category Archives: Lifestyle

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 »

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 »