Dr. Ligaya S. Lacsina

Dr. Ligaya S. Lacsina is a maritime archaeologist specializing in Southeast Asian watercraft construction. In 2009, Dr. Lacsina received her Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of the Philippines. Later, in 2016, she received her Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Archaeology from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia with a doctoral thesis examining … Read more

Dr. Carmencita Padilla

LOOK: Newly conferred National Scientist Carmencita Padilla featured on Vogue PH! Raising Hope: Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, The Filipina National Scientist Saving And Protecting Lives Through Genetic Research “Her pioneering research on inborn errors of metabolism among Filipinos provided the scientific basis for the enactment of Republic Act 9288, or the Newborn Screening Act of … Read more

Portrait of Magdalena Leones

Portrait of Magdalena Leones  We continue our Portrait Drop to celebrate Women’s Role in History Month by featuring paintings of women who contributed to our long struggle for independence and nationhood. Today, we will be sharing a portrait of Magdalena Leones. Born in Lubuagan, Kalinga, Magdalena was training to be a deaconess of the United … Read more

San Lazaro Fire Station

San Lazaro Fire Station (May 16, 1905) The seventh fire station to be established in Manila by the Americans. Located along Avenida Rizal, the original two-storey wooden structure served the northern areas of Santa Cruz up to Caloocan. The structure survived World War II but was eventually demolished and replaced with a modern structure. The … Read more

Tondo Fire Station

Tondo Fire Station (August 25, 1904) The sixth fire station to be established in Manila by the Americans. The station served the notoriously fire-prone district of Tondo. It was originally located near Tondo Public School but was relocated in 1912 to its current location facing Plaza Leon XIII. The new station had a similar design … Read more