Civil Service Month

  September is Civil Service Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1050 signed on July 31, 1997, by then-President Fidel V. Ramos. This year’s theme, “Upholding integrity and building a high trust society” The Civil Service Commission, as the central personnel agency of the government, shall establish a career service and adopt measures to promote morale, efficiency, integrity,… Read More »

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Tingin Asean Film Festival

  Mark your calendars for the 3rd year of the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival on September 26-29, 2019. Admission is FREE. Where: Shangri-la Plaza Red Carpet Cinema 26-29 September 2019   September 26 Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM A Closer Look: Who are the indigenous peoples? by Miks Padilla 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Film screening: Thy… Read More »

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Father of Tagalog Novel

  Valeriano P. Fernandez Y Peña is considered as the Father of Tagalog Novel. In 1905, he wrote “Nena and Neneng,” the first-ever novel published in the Philippine language. Valeriano was born on December 12, 1858, and he passed away on September 7, 1922.

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On this day, September 6

  On this day, September 6, 2019, is the 103rd birth anniversary of Francisco Arcellana, National Artist for Literature. He was born on September 6, 1916, and he passed away on August 1, 2002. Writer, poet, essayist, critic, journalist, and teacher, Francisco Arcellana is one of the most important progenitors of the modern Filipino short story in English.… Read More »

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Francisco Estanislao: First recorded lantern maker

  Francisco Estanislao was the first recorded lantern maker from Santa Lucia, San Fernando, Pampanga. A humble saltmaker, who made big lanterns from bamboo and coco cloth. The 100-day countdown before the Giant Lantern Festival 2019 competition begins today! Are you ready for the celebration of the 111th year of giant lantern-making excellence?   Suggested Reading: Tinindag Festival… Read More »

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