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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Ryan Cayabyab: National Artist for Music

  Ryan Cayabyab is a musician, composer, and conductor of eclectic, modern and popular music. He put the Philippines in the International pedestal with award-winning symphonic works, full-length musicals, films, and television scores, a capella albums, popular and love songs, as well as scores of popular songs sung by top Filipino artists.

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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 worldwide. Resil… Read More »

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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.

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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, Manila. During negotiations,… Read More »

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