On this day, November 8

  On this day, November 8 Today in History, November 8, in 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Super Typhoon Yolanda) made landfall at Guiuan, Eastern Samar. At the time it was the most powerful storm to made landfall in recorded history, with high winds at 190 mph. This record was broken by Goni (Rolly) with 195 mph. Due… Read More »

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Portuguese Pedrero

  Portuguese Pedrero Last week’s Maritime Monday at the National Museum Philippines was focused on the Portuguese Pedrero, a breech-loading swivel gun, found at the San Diego shipwreck. The term breech-loading refers to the specific parts of the barrel of a gun found at the rear end where charges and projectiles are loaded. The archaeological study is very… Read More »

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Who is the 8th President of the Philippines?

  Who is the 8th President of the Philippines? Today, November 4, 2020, we commemorate the 124th birth anniversary of the 8th President of the Philippines, Carlos Polestico Garcia. Carlos P. Garcia was born in 1896 to parents Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polestico in Talibon. He finished Bachelor of Laws in 1923 in the Philippine Law School, and… Read More »

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Ligsanan og Cacao

  Ligsanan og Cacao is the local name for “Metate”, a cocoa grinder. Ligsanan og Cacao (Metate) is a type of grindstone typically made out of hard volcanic rock such as basalt or andesite. Generally, a metate is a large stone slab with a smooth upper surface paired with a roller pin, also made of stone. In Mesoamerican… Read More »

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Mindanao Railway Project Future Phases

  Mindanao Railway Project Future Phases Tagum-Davao-Digos Length (km): 100 Propose Phase of Construction: 1   Digos-General Sants-Marbel Length (km): 150 Proposed Phase of Construction: 2   Tagum-Butuan Length (km): 214 Proposed Phase of Construction: 3   Marbel-Kabacan-Bukidnon-Cagayan de Oro/Davao-Bukidnon-Cagayan de Oro Length (km): 180 Proposed Length of Construction: 4/5   Butuan-Cagayan de Oro Length (km): 170 Proposed… Read More »

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