On this day, August 15

On this day, August 15, in 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced on national radio the surrender of Japan in the Second World War. 2019 On this day, August 15, 2019, is the 91st birth anniversary of Leandro Locsin, National Artist for Architecture. Leandro Locsin was born on August 15, 1928, and passed away on November … Read more

Larry Alcala “Dean of Filipino Cartoonists”

Larry Alcala is known as the Dean of Filipino Cartoonists. He is a National Artist for Visual Arts. Larry Alcala’s iconic works span decades of Filipino comics, which produced strips such as Kalabog en Bosyo, Asiong Aksaya, Mang Ambo, Islaw Palitaw, and Slice of life, among others. He also pioneered the use of animated cartoons … Read more

On this day, August 14

  On this day, August 14, in 1991, Batas Republika Blg.7104 which created KWF (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino) was signed into law. This law shall be known as the “Commission on the Filipino Language Act.” This law was enacted pursuant¬†to the mandate of the Philippine Consitution. It is hereby declared to be a policy, of … Read more

On this day, August 13

On this day, August 13, in 1898, the mock Battle of Manila concluded with Spanish forces surrendering to the Americans. In the photo are two boys in an open area with thatched roof buildings in the background, a site of the mock Battle of Manila on Aug. 13, 1898, Manila, Philippines.   1924 On this … Read more

Oplan Sagittarius

  Senator Ninoy Aquino revealed, what was known as Oplan Sagittarius on September 13, 1972, in a privilege speech,¬† that President Ferdinand Marcos ordered a top-secret plan to place Metro Manila and nearby areas under the control of the Philippine Constabulary as a prelude to martial law. Martial law was commenced on September 21, 1972, … Read more