Monte Piedad Savings Bank Building

Monte Piedad Savings Bank Building A prominent old building featuring a greco-roman facade, monte piedad savings bank, is tagged as one of the oldest savings banks in the Philippines. It is located beside Chinatown arc within the jewelry center in Sta. Cruz. It is said that a former President used to be a clerk in … Read more

27th Biggest Economy in the World

27th Biggest Economy in the World According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), the Philippines is on track to become the world’s 27th largest economy by 2037, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging 5% over the next 15 years. It noted that the Philippines, along with #Bangladesh and #Vietnam, are among … Read more

1814 Mayon Eruption

Today, February 1, we remember the 1814 Mayon eruption. Did you know that the 1814 eruption of Mayon is a Plinian type of eruption, the most powerful of its kind? A Plinian eruption involves the explosive release of enormous columns of volcanic debris and hot gases into the sky. Resembling a gigantic rocket blast, Plinian … Read more

Dr. Romel D. Gomez

Let’s get to know more about the members of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL). Dr. Romel D. Gomez is recognized for his significant contributions in the fields of magnetism, nanoelectronics, surface science, and biochemical sensors. He patented the method of measuring magnetic fields on magnetically recorded media using a scanning … Read more

On this day, February 1

On this day, February 1, in 1934, the tulip became the national flower by virtue of Proclamation No. 654 by Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy. The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, [2014]. On this day … Read more