On this day, August 10

On this day, August 10, in 1519, the fleet of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville, Spain. The fleet landed on Homonhon Island in the Philippines almost two years later, on March 1521. 1898 On this day, August 10, in 1898, Lorenzo Tañada was born in Gumaca, Quezon. He was one of the … Read more

On this day, August 9

  On this day, August 9, we celebrate the 62nd year of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel. The Philippines has an Embassy in Tel-Aviv.   1982 On this day, August 9, in 1982, the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on … Read more

Padre Sibyla

  Padre Sibyla (Father Sibyla) is the parish priest of Binondo. He was a former teacher of Crisostomo Ibarra. He is smart and liberal, seeing the mistakes that the Spaniards make against the Filipino natives but he prefers to be silent for his own good. (history) Si Padre Sibyla ay kura paroko ng Binondo. Siya … Read more

Gabriela Silang

  Gabriela Silang bravely led the fight against the Spaniards in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, She took over the fight for freedom after her husband, Diego Silang was betrayed by a friend and killed by order of the church. A future offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Philippine Coast Guard will be named “BRP Gabriela Silang” … Read more

On this day, August 7

  On this day, August 7, in 1933, Alberto Romulo, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, was born in Camiling, Tarlac. Romulo served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2004 to February 2011.   1901 On this day, August 7, in 1901, Filipino lawyer Arsenio Cruz Herrera was appointed by Gov. Gen. William Howard Taft as … Read more