Resil Mojares: National Artist for Literature

Resil Mojares is an award-winning writer, critic, and cultural researcher for his notable works on literary criticism, local and national history, urban and rural history, and political biography. He was a recipient of several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle, as well as Free Press and Carlos Palanca prize, among many other awards … Read more

On this day, August 24

  On this day, August 24, 2019, we celebrate 19 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Togo. The country is under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja. The Philippines established diplomatic relations with Togo in 2000.

On this day, August 23

  On this day, August 23, in 1896, the Katipuneros tore their cedulas as a symbol of protest. On this day in 2010, the Manila bus hostage crisis occurred when Rolando Mendoza, a disgruntled former Philippine National Police officer, hijacked a tourist bus carrying 24 people, including 20 tourists from Hong Kong, in Rizal Park, … Read more

On this day, August 22

On this day, August 22, 2019, is the 38th death anniversary of Vicente Manansala, National Artist for Painting. Vicente Manansala‘s paintings are described as visions of reality teetering on the edge of abstraction. As a young boy, his talent was revealed through the copies he made of the Sagrada Familia and his mother’s portrait that … Read more

On this day, August 21

  On this day, August 21, is Ninoy Aquino Day. The incident that happened on 21 August 1983 kindled the fire for democracy that led to the People Power Revolution in 1986. “We should not depend on one man; we should depend on all of us. All of us are expandable in the cause for … Read more