On This Day, May 8

  On this day, May 8,  in 1570, Spanish conquistadors Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, nephew of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, arrived in the Kingdom of Maynilad from Panay while on a mission to explore the northern portion of the Philippines. The local rulers, Rajah Matanda and his nephew Rajah Sulayman, welcomed and engaged them in… Read More »

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Tagalog Society: Pre-Colonial Manila, 3 Social Classes

  The Tagalog Society had a three (3) class social structure made up of nobility, freemen, and slaves. Maginoo (Ruling Class) Timawa and Maharlika (Freemen) Alipin (Slaves) Maginoo (Ruling Class) The Lakan or Rajah was the paramount Datu of a large town (bayan). The term hari (king) was only used to refer to foreign monarchs and their viceroys… Read More »

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On This Day, May 7

  On this day, May 7, A phreatic eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province killed four  (4) german climbers and their Filipino guide half a kilometer away from the volcano’s crater. The event led to a ban on future hiking and climbing activities in Mayon Volcano. The eruption spewed steam and rocks that fell on the climbers,… Read More »

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On this day, May 6

  On This Day, May 6, 1942, the island fortress of Corregidor fell to the Japanese Imperial Army. It was the last bastion of Filipino and American forces against the Japanese invasion, following the fall of Bataan almost a month earlier, on April 9. The besieged United States-Filipino army in Bataan finally crumbled on April 9, 1942. Lt.Gen.… Read More »

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Monumento LRT Station

  The name of the Momumento LRT station was taken from the Andrés Bonifacio Monument. The Andres Bonifacio Monument is commonly known simply as Bonifacio Monument or Monumento. The Monumento LRT station is located in Caloocan City. Monumento Station is one of the prime stations in the LRT-1 system. Riding the LRT from end to end easily gives… Read More »

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