Chinese Garter

  Larong Pinoy: Chinese Garter It might not be nominally ours, but this game is engraved in every Filipino childhood spent playing on a sunny afternoon. Two or three teams usually make up the game and the ‘it” team’s members served as the posts. These human posts wear the garter at varying heights on their legs depending on… Read More »

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Kariling

  Larong Pinoy: Kariling Filipinos are known as resourceful people, and this is reflected even in our earliest childhood games, such as the old favorite, Kariling. Filipinos are known as resourceful people, and this is reflected even in our earliest childhood games, such as the old favorite Kariling. This game requires an old bicycle tire for two competing… Read More »

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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 »

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On this day, November 18

  On this day November 18, in 1928, politician Salvador H. Laurel was born in Paco, Manila to Jose P. Laurel, who served as the President of the Second Philippine Republic, and Pacencia Valencia Hidalgo. A noted opposition leader during the Marcos dictatorship, he ran as vice-president to Corazon C. Aquino during the 1986 Snap Elections and won.… Read More »

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Sto. Niño Parish Church Bohol

  The Sto. Niño Parish Church Bohol The Sto. Niño Parish Church Complex in the town of Cortes, about 10 km. from Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran, was constructed atop a cliff overlooking the Abatan River delta. Note: A delta is an area of low, flat land shaped like a triangle, where a river splits and spreads out into several… Read More »

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