Plaza Roma

Plaza Roma is bounded by the Manila Cathedral to the southeast, the Palacio del Gobernador to the southwest and the Ayuntamiento to the northeast.   This small plot of land is Intramuros’ very own plaza mayor (main square).   Plaza Roma is located at the corner of General Luna and Aduana streets in Intramuros, Manila.   Plaza Roma… Read More »

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Philippines and Jordan | Facts You Need To Know

Philippines and Jordan Bilateral Relation   President Rodrigo Duterte just concluded his historic visit to Jordan. He met King Abdullah II Al-Hussein, the head of state of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.   The Philippines and Jordan established relations on March 1, 1976.   King Hussein Bin Talal and Queen Alia of Jordan visited the Philippines in March… Read More »

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103rd Birth Anniversary of NVN Gonzalez

Today is the 103rd birth anniversary of NVN Gonzalez, National Artist for Literature.   He was born on September 8,1915 and he passed away on November 28,1999.   Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVN Gonzalez, fictionist, essayist, poet, and teacher, articulated the Filipino spirit in rural, urban landscapes.   He triumphed in appropriating the English language… Read More »

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SEATO

On September 8, 1954, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization or SEATO was established in Manila, with the signing of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty or the “Manila Pact.”   The purpose of the organization was to prevent communism from gaining ground in the region.   The Photo below shows the SEATO Manila Conference of 1966.   Among… Read More »

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Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla

Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla, a former sea urchin diver who is now a certified seaman.   Joselito Caasi Padilla was only five years old when he started diving for sea urchin to help with his family’s daily expenses.   But even in this difficult situation, he dreamed of becoming a seaman and continued to persevere and studied hard… Read More »

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