On This Day, May 28

  On this day, May 28, in 1898, the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite ensued between the Philippine Revolutionary Army and the Spanish troops led by Leopoldo Garcia Peña. Outnumbered and short on ammunition, the Spanish troops surrendered. They were brought to the Teatro Caviteño at Cavite Nuevo where the prisoners were presented to Emilio Aguinaldo, leader… Read More »

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Roosevelt LRT Station

  The Roosevelt LRT Station was named after the 32nd President of The United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1935, Roosevelt approved the commonwealth constitution of the Philippines, which guided the transitional government while preparing for the country’s full independence from the United States. It was said that even as a student in 1901, Roosevelt had argued that… Read More »

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On This Day, May 26

  On this day, May 26, in 1859, Felipe Agoncillo, diplomat, lawyer and revolutionary leader was born in Taal, Batangas. For his attempt to broker American recognition of Philippine independence in 1898, Agoncillo is considered the first diplomat of an independent Philippines. The DFA recognizes Agoncillo through the Felipe Agoncillo Lifetime Service Award, given every year to retiring… Read More »

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Penalty for not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle

Do you have an idea on what is the penalty for not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle in the Philippines? The Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 or RA No.10054 provides that all motorcycle riders, including drivers and back riders, shall at all times wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving, whether long or short drives, in any… Read More »

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Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is now a law

RA No.11310 shall be known as an Act Institutionalizing The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program that provides cash to beneficiary households, subject to compliance with program conditionalities. The Pantawid Pamilya is central to the Philippine government’s poverty reduction and social protection strategy. Since its inception in… Read More »

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