On this day, August 30

  On this day, August 30, in 1850, Marcelo H. Del Pilar was born. He was also known as ‘Plaridel.” He expressed his strong opposition against the Spanish Friars through Diaryong Tagalog, a publication he founded. Later, his strong words would force him to flee to Spain, where he would become the editor of La Solidaridad and among… Read More »

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On this day, August 29

On this day, August 29, in 2012, the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs opened its first satellite office in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region-East Consular Office (CO NCR East) at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.   1930 On this day, August 29, in 1930, Filipino basketball legend, basketball coach and Olympian Carlos Loyzaga, popularly known as The… Read More »

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On this day, August 28

On this day, August 28, in 1924, the Philippines signed the Universal Postal Convention, becoming a full member of the Universal Postal Union after 15 years. The Universal Postal Union coordinates postal policies among member nations.   1901   On this day, August 28, in 1901, American Presbyterian missionary and educator Dr. David Sutherland Hibbard established the Silliman… Read More »

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Valenzuela City Emergency Hotlines

  Valenzuela City Government Hotline 352-1000 Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital 352-6000 Valenzuela City Police Station 352-4000 local 4101 Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 292-3519 City Social Welfare & Development Office (CSWDO) 352-1000 local 1103/1105/1129 352-2000 Philippine Red Cross Valenzuela City Chapter 432-0273 Alert Center Valenzuela City Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office (VCDRRMO) Valenzuela City Command & Coordinating… Read More »

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On this day, August 27

  On this day, August 27, in 1975, Presidential Decree No. 783 was signed, authorizing then Central Bank of the Philippines to operate a Security Printing Plant (SPP) for the printing of Philippine Peso banknotes and other security printing work for the Government of the Philippines. Following representations made by DFA officials, the SPP began printing Philippine passports… Read More »

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