Philippines and Jordan | Facts You Need To Know

Philippines and Jordan Bilateral Relation President Rodrigo Duterte just concluded his historic visit to Jordan. He met King Abdullah II Al-Hussein, the head of state of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Philippines and Jordan established relations on March 1, 1976. King Hussein Bin Talal and Queen Alia of Jordan visited the Philippines in March … Read more

103rd Birth Anniversary of NVN Gonzalez

Today is the 103rd birth anniversary of NVN Gonzalez, National Artist for Literature.   He was born on September 8, 1915, and he passed away on November 28, 1999.   Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVN Gonzalez, fictionist, essayist, poet, and teacher, articulated the Filipino spirit in rural, and urban landscapes.   He … Read more


On September 8, 1954, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization or SEATO was established in Manila, with the signing of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty or the “Manila Pact.”   The purpose of the organization was to prevent communism from gaining ground in the region.   The Photo below shows the SEATO Manila Conference of … Read more

Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla

Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla, a former sea urchin diver who is now a certified seaman.   Joselito Caasi Padilla was only five years old when he started diving for sea urchin to help with his family’s daily expenses.   But even in this difficult situation, he dreamed of becoming a seaman and continued to persevere … Read more

What is Amnesty?

What is Amnesty? The word amnesty is very much in the news today because of President Duterte’s revoking of the amnesty granted to Senator Trillanes.   What is Amnesty exactly? The Philippine Constitution provides that “except in cases of impeachment, or as otherwise provided in the constitution, the President may grant a reprieve, communications, and … Read more