On this day, July 25, in 1981, Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon passed away. He is a National Artist for Film. He was born on September 12, 1913. Gerry de Leon belongs to the Ilagan clan and as such grew up in an atmosphere rich in theater. His first break as a director came in 1939 when producer… Read More »
Padre Damaso was formerly a parish priest of San Diego and look much like Maria Clara. He is known for his fierce temperament and strong tongue. He likes and enjoys disrespecting and disgracing Crisostomo Ibarra. Si Padre Damaso ay dating kura paroko ng San Diego at malaki ang hawig kay Maria Clara. Kilala siya sa kanyang mapaghusgang… Read More »
On this day, July 23, in 1864, Apolinario Mabini y Maranan was born in Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas. He is the Philippines’ first Prime Minister and also the first Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. In addition to Apolinario Mabini’s birth anniversary, today is also the 78th anniversary of the inauguration of the Mabini Shrine which was… Read More »
National Artist for Architecture, Bobby Mañosa’s works put the spotlight on the beauty of Filipino architecture, such as bahay kubo and bahay na bato. He is known for integrating traditional designs and indigenous materials with modern technology. His most notable work is the Coconut Palace.
Julio Nakpil was a musician when he was called to join the Katipunan. He did not know how to fight nor knowledge of military science but he successfully led the Katipuneros of the north and was even successful in stealing substantial numbers of ammunitions from the Spanish in Morong which he sent to the Katipuneros of Cavite.… Read More »