On this day, July 5

  In a communiqué to the General Headquarters (GHQ) on this day, July 5, in 1945, Field Marshall Douglas MacArthur declares the liberation of the entire Philippines from Japanese occupation. The liberation of the Philippines, which took the Americans more than eight months to accomplish, began with the Leyte Landings on Oct. 20, 1944. It culminated in the… Read More »

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What is a Bakawan?

  Bakawan (Rhizopora Mucromata) is a type of tree that grows in seawater and river water. It is usually seen growing near the ocean. Its roots are unique because they can live on the surface or underwater. Its roots have special properties that enable it to live on both surfaces and under water. This tree usually grows from… Read More »

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The Philippines, not conducive to workers?

  The Philippines is included in 10 countries that are not conducive to workers.  The Philippines earned a rating of 5 in the international trade union confederation global index 2019 which means workers have no guarantee of rights. Based on the report, workers and trade unionists faced violence and intimidation in the Philippines. World’s worst countries for workers:… Read More »

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On this day, July 3

  On this day, July 3, in 1892, Filipino reformist Dr. Jose Rizal founded the progressive organization La Liga Filipina at the house of Doroteo Ongjunco in Ilaya Street, Tondo, Manila. The organization aims to push for reforms in the Philippines and foster unity among Filipinos through mutual aid, protection, and self-help. Among its members include Andres Bonifacio,… Read More »

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What is an Anahaw?

  Anahaw (Livistona rotundifolia) is a native palm with smooth leaves or tree of wood and with leaves bent on the edges of branches. It is considered the National Leaves of the Philippines. The leaves of Anahaw are broad, round and, green. The leaves stalk are thorny and grow around its own body. The leaves reach a height… Read More »

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