The Creation of the Philippine Spanish Friendship Day

  The congress of the Philippines passed Republic Act No. 9187 on 5 February 2003, creating the Philippine Spanish Friendship Day to be celebrated every 30 June. The law recognizes the long historical and cultural links between the Philippines and Spain and continuing economic and cultural partnership between the two countries. With Aguinaldo’s decree of … Read more

The Revolution in Baler

The Revolution in Baler The events that led to the first official manifestation of friendship between the Philippines and Spain actually began amidst the war against the Americans. In the town of Baler in the district of El Principe (now Aurora Province), the longest siege between the Filipino and Spanish troops took place. The revolutionary … Read more

On this day, June 30

  Today, June 30, 2020, we celebrate the 18th Philippine-Spain Friendship Day which commemorates Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo’s decree on 30 June 1899 that soldiers who surrendered in Baler shall be treated as friends instead of prisoners-of-war. At the time, it reflected a perceived relationship between the two countries, which after the Philippine Revolution vs. Spain … Read more


  LOOK: The Lagusnilad Underpass gets a vibrant and colorful upgrade with the Mural Project spearheaded by the City Government of Manila and the NCCA. This is part of the Commission’s initiative to bring arts to our public spaces. You may like to read: Casa Manila Philippine Cuisine

On this day, June 29

Today in History, on June 29, 1918, Private Tom├ís Mateo Claudio, dies as the only Filipino casualty in WWI. Born in Morong, Rizal, Claudio was part of the Philippine National Guard sent by the Philippine Assembly in support of the U.S. in the war fought in Europe. (TH The United States entered WWI in Europe … Read more