Tag Archives: On This Day

On This Day, June 19

  On this day, June 19, aside from celebrating the 158th birth anniversary of Dr.Jose Rizal,  is the 69th anniversary of the inauguration of the re-built Rizal home in Calamba. Known today as the Rizal Shrine Calamba (Museo ni Jose Rizal Calamba). The picture above shows the meeting on inauguration day among, Jose Rizal’s sister, Trinidad Rizal, the… Read More »

On This Day, June 18

  On this day, June 18, in 1898, Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree organizing the municipal and provincial governments in the country and the creation of a  Revolutionary Congress whose members will be elected by the citizens of each province. It was Aguinaldo’s effort to include a civilian component in his government, in preparation for a shift from… Read More »

On This Day, June 17

On this day, June 17, in 1975 Media Advisory Council chairperson and former Marcos aide Primitivo Mijares testifies before the United States House Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements headed by Rep. Donald Fraser (D-Minnesota) and exposed the human rights violations and corrupt activities of the  Marcos administration and its cronies. Primitivo Mijares exposed the human rights violations… Read More »

On This Day, June 16

On this day, June 16, in 1938, Filipino dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Ramon Obusan was born in Legazpi City, Albay. He is best known for his comprehensive and in-depth research and documentation on the dances and music of different Filipino ethnic groups. In 1971, he established the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG), a performing arts company that… Read More »

On This Day, June 15

  On this day, June 15, marks the birth anniversary of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. She is the first Filipina to be elected as judge of the International Criminal Court. Miriam Defensor Santiago was born in Iloilo City in 1945. She is the eldest of 7 children, most of whom she helped to send through college. She holds… Read More »