On This Day, May 14

  On this day, May 14, in 1850, Filipino dentist, reformist, and patron of the arts Bonifacio Flores Arevalo was born. He learned dentistry from his uncle and foster father Don Jose Arevalo (also known as Capitan Cheng-Cheng), the first Filipino dentist. He was elected treasurer of La Liga Filipina and founder of the Sociedad Dental de Filipinas.… Read More »

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Benjie Magalong is proclaimed the new Mayor of Baguio City

  Benjie Magalong won the May 2019 Mayoralty position in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines.   Who is Benjie Magalong? Benjie Magalong is considered a Baguio Boy although his roots originated from the province of Pangasinan. Throughout his career, both in the Police and the Military, he worked silently, yet produces positive and significant results.… Read More »

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Sitan: God of the Lower World

  Sitan, is the god of the lower world, a leader of the evil of the ancient hell. He encourages the mortal to commit sin, with the help of his four disciples. (Filipino Mythology) The four disciples or representatives of Sitan are as follows: Manggagaway Manisilat Mangkukulam Hukluban Manggagaway brings illnesses and often imitate a human form and… Read More »

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Edith L Tiempo Famous Works

  Do you know Edith L Tiempo? She was proclaimed National Artist for Literature 1n 1999. The Philippine Postal Corporation (Phlpost) even printed 25,000 copies of the commemorative stamp which are being sold at Php12 each. Phlpost released the new commemorative stamps to mark the birth centenary (1919-2019) of National Artist Dr. Edith L. Tiempo. These stamps are… Read More »

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On This Day, May 11

  On this day in 1818, Filipino merchant and sharecropper Francisco Mercado was born in Biñan, Laguna. Educated in Latin and philosophy at the Colegio de San Jose in Manila, Mercado settled in Calamba in 1830 to be a sharecropper in the newly opened Dominican estate there. In 1848, he married Teodora Alonso Realonda, daughter of the municipal… Read More »

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