On this day, August 12

  On this day. August 12, 1887, the National Library of the Philippines (Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas) was established as the Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas through Royal Order 689.   1898 On this day, August 12 in 1898, the Protocol of Peace between Spain and the United States was signed. It was supposed to end hostilities in the ongoing… Read More »

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On this day, August 11

  2000 On this day, August 11, we celebrate the 19th year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent and Grenadines in the year 2000. The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C.   2000 On this… Read More »

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Indigenous People of the Philippines

  According to the United Nations, there are approximately 400 million indigenous people worldwide, making up more than 5,000 distinct tribes. Together we are one of the largest minority groups in the world, spanning over 90 countries. While indigenous peoples total only about 6% of the world’s population, we represent 90% of cultural diversity.   Indigenous People of… Read More »

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On this day, August 10

  On this day, August 10, in 1519, the fleet of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain. The fleet landed on Homonhon Island in the Philippines almost two years later, on March 1521.   1898 On this day, August 10, in 1898, Lorenzo Tañada was born in Gumaca, Quezon. He was one of the giants… Read More »

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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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