On this day, September 5

On this day, September 5, in 1976, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first international convention center was inaugurated in time for the country’s hosting of the IMF-World Bank Meeting. The complex is renowned for hosting international events like the ASEAN Summit and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The PICC previously served as the … Read more

On this day, September 4

  On this day, September 4, is the birth anniversary of Resil B. Mojares. He is a National Artist for Literature. He was born on September 4, 1943. Resil Mojares is a teacher and scholar, essayist and fictionist, and cultural and literary historian, he is acknowledged as a leading figure in the promotion of regional … Read more

On this day, September 3

On this day, September 3,  in 1905, Filipino statesman, athlete, and Olympian Simeon Toribio was born in Zamboanga City. He won for the Philippines the bronze medal in men’s high jump during the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA. He was known for being a high jumper in his youth and was selected to … Read more

First Filipino Woman To Direct A Film

Consuelo Padillo Osorio is the first Filipino woman to direct a film. Consuelo Padillo Osorio was credited for her film “Dalagang Luksa” in 1938. Dalagang Luksa did very well and was soon followed by more lachrymal pictures:Dolores, Pagsuyo, and Magmamani, before World War II broke out. After the liberation, Osorio directed ‘Bakya Mo Neneng” which … Read more

On this day, September 1

On this day, September 1, 2019, is the s 21st death anniversary of Francisco Coching, National Artist for Visual Art. Francisco Coching, acknowledged as the “Dean of Filipino Illustrators” and son of noted Tagalog novelist and comics illustrator Gregorio Coching, was a master storyteller – in images and in print. His illustrations and novels were … Read more