The Philippine Flag’s Sun

  The Philippine Flag’s Sun Did you know? The Philippine Flag‘s Sun originally had a human face on it, which is similar to the sun on the flags of some South American republics that became independent from Spain, namely Argentina (1812) and Uruguay (1828). You may want to read: National Flag Day of the Philippines

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On this day, May 24

  On this day, May 24, in 1939, Rafael Palma, senator, journalist, Rizalian, and educator dies in Manila. Campaigning for the free press since the days of the Philippine Revolution, Palma was a correspondent for Antonio Luna’s newspaper under the 1st Philippine Republic, La Independencia (1898). During the American rule in the Philippines, Palma also founded the newspaper… Read More »

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Bongsanglay Natural Park

  Bongsanglay Natural Park Year established: May 31, 2000 Area covered: 518.90 hectares Location: Masbate Municipality: Batuan Biological Characteristics: Bongsanglay Natural Park is ecologically rich in marine and coastal habitats such as mangrove and beach forest, seagrass, coral reef/off-shore sandbars. Aside from the old-growth mangrove forest, the said protected area is also a home of the biggest mangrove… Read More »

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Abasig Matogdon Mananap Natural Biotic Area

  Abasig Matogdon Mananap Natural Biotic Area Year established: May 31, 2000 Area covered: 5,918.31 hectares Location: Camarines Norte Municipalities covered: San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Labo Biological Characteristics: There are 71 species of trees which include some Critically Endangered Dipterocarp species such as Tanguile (Shorea polysperma), White Lauan (Shorea contorta) and Red Lauan (Shorea negrosessis). There are… Read More »

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Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape

  Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape Year established: June 22, 2018 Area covered: 414,244 hectares Location: Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Camarines Sur Features: 1. The largest protected area in the region. 2. The second-largest seascape in the Philippines next to Tañon Strait Protected Landscape and Seascape. 3. A home for Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Dugong, Marine Turtles, and Corals.… Read More »

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