On this day, August 18, 2019, is the 93rd birth anniversary of Lauro “Larry” Alcala, National Artist for Visual Arts (2018). Larry Alcala’s comic strips spiced up the slices of Filipino lives with witty illustrations executed throughout his 56 years of cartooning. He created over 500 characters and 20 comic strips in widely circulated publications. Alcala’s most iconic… Read More »
Ramon Muzones was a Hiligaynon poet, essayist, short story writer, critic, grammarian, editor, lexicographer, and novelist who authored an unprecedented 61 completed novels. He played a great role in refining Hiligaynon literature with his wide variety of novels, from comedy to satire and even feminist. His most famous work was the 1946 novel Margosatubig, the first-ever Ilonggo… Read More »
On this day, August 17, 2019, is the 27th death anniversary of Ramon L. Muzones, National Artist for Literature. Muzones’ Notable Works include: Shri-Bishaya (1969) Malala nga Gutom (Malignant Hunger,1965) Babae Batuk sa Kalibutan (Woman Against the World,1959) Ang Gugma sang Gugma Bayaran (Love with Love Be Paid, 1955) Si Tamblot (1948) Margosatubig (1946) 1898 On… Read More »
On this day, August 16, in 2017, Filipino high school student Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 17 years old, was fatally shot by police officers in a dark and muddy alley in his neighborhood of Barangay 160, Libis Baesa, Caloocan City. He was loitering when the police officers conducted anti-drug operations in the area as part of the… Read More »
Philosopher Tasyo is crazy for the uninitiated or ignorant but very smart for those who know him. Live alone and spend his time reading books. Si Pilosopo Tasyo ay baliw para sa mga hindi nakakaintindi, matalino para sa mga mas nakakakilala. Mag-isang namumuhay at iginugugol ang oras sa pagbabasa ng aklat.