Jose Abad Santos Day

José Abad Santos Day is observed in the province of Pampanga and Angeles City every May 7, commemorating Chief Justice Abad Santos’s execution. The date of his execution is widely known and often reported as May 7 or May 2, but the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) ascertains May 1, 1942, to be … Read more

IKABOD: Let’s Makebaka, Don’t Be Takot!!!

IKABOD: Let’s Makebaka, Don’t Be Takot!!! Illustration, writingOffset printingPaper, printer’s inkCollection: Beda Requejo Severino “Nonoy” Marcelo, a cartoonist, was among the Philippines’ most effective social critics from the 1960s to the 1980s. His characters left an indelible mark in the national imagination: the rat Ikabod Bubwit, and the cool downtrodden Tisoy, a half-American street punk … Read more

National Cultural Property

National Cultural Property (Pambansang Yamang Pangkalinangan) An official type of declaration by Philippine heritage agencies that refers to a unique cultural property that possesses outstanding or highly exceptional historical, cultural, artistic, and scientific value, and is also known as Grade I Cultural Property. Isang opisyal na uri ng deklarasyon ng mga ahensyang pang-pamana sa Pilipinas … Read more


Heritage A property imbued with age, such as a tangible object/structure or intangible tradition, that is valued and passed on to posterity. You may want to read: Pook Pamana (Heritage Zone)

Fort Santiago Historical Marker

Fort Santiago Historical Marker FIRST HISTORICAL MARKERS OF NHCP FORT SANTIAGO Today (May, 7) this 1934 marker of this well-known Manila fortress welcomes the guests as it is strategically placed on a pedestal right after the current main gate. FORT SANTIAGO BUILT OF GUADALUPE VOLCANIC TUFF BY GOVERNOR GOMEZ PEREZ DASMARINAS 1590-1593 IN PLACE OF … Read more