On this day, June 20

  On this day, June 20, in 1943, the Japanese-sponsored political party Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas (KALIBAPI) convened the Preparatory Commission for Philippine Independence (PCPI), which was composed of 20 elected party members and headed by Jose P. Laurel. It immediately began the task of drafting a new constitution for the Philippines, which is accomplished in… Read More »

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On This Day, June 19

  On this day, June 19, aside from celebrating the 158th birth anniversary of Dr.Jose Rizal,  is the 69th anniversary of the inauguration of the re-built Rizal home in Calamba. Known today as the Rizal Shrine Calamba (Museo ni Jose Rizal Calamba). The picture above shows the meeting on inauguration day among, Jose Rizal’s sister, Trinidad Rizal, the… Read More »

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On This Day, June 18

  On this day, June 18, in 1898, Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree organizing the municipal and provincial governments in the country and the creation of a  Revolutionary Congress whose members will be elected by the citizens of each province. It was Aguinaldo’s effort to include a civilian component in his government, in preparation for a shift from… Read More »

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On This Day, June 17

On this day, June 17, in 1975 Media Advisory Council chairperson and former Marcos aide Primitivo Mijares testifies before the United States House Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements headed by Rep. Donald Fraser (D-Minnesota) and exposed the human rights violations and corrupt activities of the  Marcos administration and its cronies. Primitivo Mijares exposed the human rights violations… Read More »

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Libertad LRT Station

Station for those who want to be free and to forgive. Libertad is the Spanish translation of the English word Liberty. The Libertad LRT station was named after the former Libertad street which is now part of Arnaez Avenue. Libertad is the best stop for those heading to Cuneta Astrodome or those heading to the Japanese Embassy. Libertad… Read More »

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