Category Archives: Lifestyle

Two Classes of NFA Rice

There are two classes of NFA rice often seen in the Philippine provinces.   These are the regular milled and the well milled rice.   Regular milled NFA rice cost Php27 and a well milled NFA rice cost Php32.   The National Food Authority (NFA) however, clarified that both classes of rice sold at Php27/kg. and Php32/kg are… Read More »

Tandang Sora | Mother of the Philippine Revolution

Tandang Sora (Melchora Aquino) alone raised her six children and when the Katipunan was founded, she helped the members by taking care of them like her own children.   This is the reason for her arrest by the Spaniards. The Spaniards tortured her to extract information on the whereabouts of the KKK’s members but she never yielded and… Read More »

Philippine Sports Hall of Fame | Third Batch of Enshrinees

Known for their outstanding achievements and noble qualities in the history of Philippine sports and the world. Hail to the third batch of enshrinees for the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame.   Philippine Sports Hall of Fame Third Batch of Enshrinees Lydia De Vega Mercado – Athletics Rafael “Paeng” Nepomucenu – Bowling Ambrosio Padilla – Basketball Filomeno Codinera… Read More »

Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco | National Artist for Painting

Today is the 106th birth anniversary of Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, National Artist for Painting. Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, national artist for painting was born on November 4, 1912 and passed away on March 31, 1969.   Carlos V. Francisco, the poet of Angono, single-handedly revived the forgotten art of mural and remained its most distinguished practitioner for… Read More »

November is Malaria Awareness Month in the Philippines

November is Malaria Awareness Month in the Philippines.   Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted through the bites of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Symptoms usually appear 10-15 days after the infective mosquito bite.   Symptoms of Malaria   The classic symptoms of Malaria are fever headache chills   The symptoms of malaria typically appear 10 to 15 days after… Read More »