On this day, August 6

  On this day, August 6, in 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo made a plea to governments around the world to recognize the independence of the Philippines from Spain.   1944 On this day, August 6, in 1944, Filipina journalist, entertainment writer, and television host Lourdes Jimenez-Carvajal, more popularly known as Inday Badiday, was born in … Read more

Who is Juan de la Cruz?

Juan de la Cruz is a symbolic call (name) to the common Filipino. The name was coined by Robert McCulloch Dick, a Scottish journalist who was then a reporter for Manila Times. He chose this name because it is the most commonly seen on police blotters. It is also said that during the time of … Read more

On this day, August 5

  On this day, August 5, 2019, is the 111th birth anniversary of Jose Garcia Villa, National Artist for Literature. Jose Garcia Villa is considered as one of the finest contemporary poets regardless of race or language. Villa, who lived in Singalong, Manila, introduced the reversed consonance rime scheme, including the comma poems that made … Read more

On this day, August 4

  On this day, August 4, in 1977, the Second Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to mark the 10th founding anniversary of ASEAN. During the Summit, leaders of ASEAN’s founding members expressed their desire to develop mutually beneficial relations with Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam, and reiterated their … Read more

On this day, August 3

On this day, August 3, in 1942, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Philippines, made his farewell speech to Filipinos in front of members of the Philippine Executive Commission. In an address to members of the Philippine Executive Commission during a courtesy call to his office on this day … Read more