Category Archives: Lifestyle

Best in English in ASEAN

  Best in English in ASEAN The Philippines is the second-best in English in ASEAN, behind Singapore. Data from 100 countries, including 8 ASEAN Countries, except Brunei and LAO PDR. 1. Singapore 2. Philippines 3. Malaysia 4. Vietnam 5. Indonesia 6. Cambodia 7. Thailand 8. Myanmar Image Source: @tinaarceodumlao via FB: ASEAN Information Center |

Mother of the Philippine Red Cross

  Mother of the Philippine Red Cross: Trinidad Tecson Trinidad Tecson, the fierce Filipina revolutionary leader, and eskrima fighter was born in San Miguel de Mayumo (now San Miguel), Bulacan on November 18, 1848. A veteran in combat, she joined the Katipunan in 1895 and fought and aided in Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War. Born as the daughter… Read More »

On this day, November 8

  On this day, November 8 Today in History, November 8, in 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Super Typhoon Yolanda) made landfall at Guiuan, Eastern Samar. At the time it was the most powerful storm to made landfall in recorded history, with high winds at 190 mph. This record was broken by Goni (Rolly) with 195 mph. Due… Read More »

Portuguese Pedrero

  Portuguese Pedrero Last week’s Maritime Monday at the National Museum Philippines was focused on the Portuguese Pedrero, a breech-loading swivel gun, found at the San Diego shipwreck. The term breech-loading refers to the specific parts of the barrel of a gun found at the rear end where charges and projectiles are loaded. The archaeological study is very… Read More »

Ligsanan og Cacao

  Ligsanan og Cacao is the local name for “Metate”, a cocoa grinder. Ligsanan og Cacao (Metate) is a type of grindstone typically made out of hard volcanic rock such as basalt or andesite. Generally, a metate is a large stone slab with a smooth upper surface paired with a roller pin, also made of stone. In Mesoamerican… Read More »