Battle of Bangkusay

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the City of Manila unveiled a historical marker commemorating the 450th Anniversary of the Battle of Bangkusay between the local inhabitants of the Manila Bay area and the Spanish under Gov. Gen. Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. Leaders from the present-day areas of Pampanga and Bulacan gathered a large 2000 man… Read More »

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Makanayon

Makanayon The direct translation of the word nayon is small town or community. While maka is a verb prefix that means ability, permission, or opportunity to act. As an adjective prefix it means for or in favor of. What is the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) Cultural Leadership Institute? The name of this Cultural Leadership Institute (CLI) course is… Read More »

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Barrilla

In celebration of this year’s National Heritage Month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) features important pieces from its numismatic collection. In the photo is the barrilla, where the present-day term “barya” or small change comes from. One of the greatest monetary problems during the years of colonization was the acute shortage of fractional coins. There were barrillas… Read More »

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Dos Mundos

Dos Mundos In celebration of this year’s National Heritage Month, the BSP features important pieces from its numismatic collection. In the photo is the Dos Mundos. In 1723, the Spaniards authorized the minting of the famous dos mundos (eight reales) also called “Pieces-of-eight,” which soon became known the world over for their beauty and standard of purity. These… Read More »

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A4 Priority Group in COVID-19 Vaccination Program

New Eligible Persons under A4 Priority Group in COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Private sector workers required to be physically present at their designated workplace outside of their residences. Employees in government agencies and instrumentalities, including GOCCs and LGUs. Informal sector workers and self-employed who may be required to work outside their residences, and those working in a private household.… Read More »

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