On this day, July 13

  On this day, July 13, in 1860, Filipino revolutionary and labor leader Jose Turiano Santiago was born in Trozo, Manila. He and his wife Marina Dizon were members of the Katipunan, where his father-in-law Jose Dizon was a founding member. He was arrested following the outbreak of the 1896 Philippine Revolution but was released in 1897. He… Read More »

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On this day, July 12

  On this day, July 12, in 1859, the Jesuits returned to the Philippines after being expelled in 1767. They took over Escuela Pia, which later evolved into the Ateneo de Manila. On this day, July 12, in 1869, at a feast hosted by liberal Spanish Governor General Carlos Maria dela Torre, invited Filipino liberals, politicians, priests, businessmen,… Read More »

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On this day, July 11

  On this day, July 11, in 1985, Filipino Redemptorist priest and activist Rudy Romano was abducted by armed men in Tisa, Labangon, Cebu City and has not been seen since. Romano was known for his community work wherein he helped farmers, workers and the poor with their struggle for social change and better living and working conditions.… Read More »

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Philippines Tax Incentives System

  For the past years, the Philippines have been overly generous in giving special treatment to some investors who have enjoyed this special status for 30, 30, or 40 years. What is the current status of the Philippines tax incentives system? Php 301 billion estimated foregone revenue in 2015 due to tax incentives, Complex and Unfair, Firms with… Read More »

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On this day, July 10

  On this day, July 10,  in 2012, Filipino comedian and actor Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., more popularly known as Dolphy, died at the age of 83 due to severe pneumonia and renal failure. Regarded as the Philippines’ King of Comedy, Dolphy has appeared in over 200 radio dramas, films and TV shows since 1946. Among his popular… Read More »

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