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On This Day, June 14

  On this day, June 14, in 1971, Carlos P. Garcia, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, died in Quezon City. Carlos Garcia served as Foreign Affairs Secretary from December 1953 to August 1957. He also served as President of the Philippines from 1957 to 1961. As President, Garcia adopted a “Filipino First Policy,” which gives preferences to Filipinos in… Read More »

On This Day, June 13

  On this day, June 13, in 1993, Benjie Paras returns to the Shell lineup and played his first game in the 1993 PBA season. The Tower of Power wanted out of his team before the season started and has expressed his desire to play for Shell’s rival Ginebra San Miguel. 2010 On this day, June 13, in… Read More »

On This Day, June 11

  On this day, June 11, 2005, whistleblower and former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)  Deputy Director Samuel Ong sought shelter at the San Carlos Seminary in Guadalupe, Makati. The day before he revealed he had the “Mother of All Tapes” containing the alleged full wiretapped conversation of Election Commissioner Virgilio Garcellano and Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo discussing… Read More »

On This Day, June 9

  On this day, June 9, in 1919, The Philippine Women’s University was founded. Today, June 9, 2019, is the 100th founding anniversary of this great school. The Philippine Women’s University is the Philippines’ first private tertiary education institution for women. It was founded on this day in 1919 by a group of Filipino women composed of Clara… Read More »

On This Day, May 30

  On this day, May 30, in 1892,Fernando Amorsolo, a Filipino painter and National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts, was born in Paco, Manila. He is considered one of the most celebrated painters of his time. Along with his younger brother Pablo, he learned painting from their uncle, painter Fabian de la Rosa. He later studied… Read More »