On this day, August 9

  On this day, August 9, we celebrate the 62nd year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel. The Philippines has an Embassy in Tel-Aviv.   1982 On this day, August 9, in 1982, the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and… Read More »

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Padre Sibyla

  Padre Sibyla (Father Sibyla) is the parish priest of Binondo. He was a former teacher of Crisostomo Ibarra. He is smart and liberal, seeing the mistakes that the Spaniards make against the Filipino natives but he prefers to be silent for his own good. (history) Si Padre Sibyla ay kura paroko ng Binondo. Siya ay dating guro… Read More »

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Gabriela Silang

  Gabriela Silang bravely led the fight against the Spaniards in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, She took over the fight for freedom after her husband, Diego Silang was betrayed by a friend and killed by order of the church. A future offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Philippine Coast Guard will be named “BRP Gabriela Silang” to honor the… Read More »

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On this day, August 7

  On this day, August 7, in 1933, Alberto Romulo, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was born in Camiling, Tarlac. Romulo served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2004 to February 2011.   1901 On this day, August 7, in 1901, Filipino lawyer Arsenio Cruz Herrera was appointed by Gov. Gen. William Howard Taft as president of the… Read More »

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Who is Teresa Magbanua?

  Teresa Magbanua is known as the “Joan of Arc of the Visayas.” Teresa Magbanua is the first woman fighter of Panay. She led her troops in many successful battles against Spanish and American forces. During the Japanese occupation, she sold her possessions to provide food and supplies for local guerillas. She was born on October 13, 1868,… Read More »

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