On this day, June 23

  On this day, June 23,  in 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo created the Department of Foreign Affairs. Apolinario Mabini, the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was tasked to win international recognition for PH as an independent state & establish diplomatic relations with other countries. The DFA was among the first government departments created following the … Read more

Be a PSHS scholar

  Become a “Pisay” PSHS scholar. Join the Philippines’ premier science high school. Apply now for the 2019 PSHS national competitive examination. You can download the application form at www.pshs.edu.ph. “Pisay” PSHS Scholar Criteria for Eligibility A grade 6 elementary pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who: Has a final … Read more

What is a Payyo?

  Payyo is what the Ifugao’s calls a stacked rice field that is said to be carved on the side of mountains over 2,000 years ago. Payyo ang tawag ng mga ifugaw sa hagdang-hagdang palayan na sinasabing inukit sa gilid ng kabundukan mahigit 2,000 taon na ang nakaraan. This year, lonely planet investigated this mud-walled … Read more

On this day, June 22

On this day, June 22, in 1920, Filipino statesman and lawyer Jovito Salonga was born in Pasig, Rizal Province. He is an outspoken critic of President Ferdinand Marcos and his declaration of Martial Law, earning him the moniker of “The Nation’s Fiscalizer.” He was arrested for subversion in 1980 but was released. He went on … Read more

On this day, June 21

On this day, June 21, in 2005, former Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin died of renal failure at the age of 76 at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City, Metro Manila. He was a leading opposition figure during the Marcos regime and the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. With his death, the … Read more