Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, September 14

  On this day, September 14, in 2005, the Philippines, as President of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, presided over the UNSC Summit in New York City. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo became the first Asian leader and woman head of state to preside over the Summit. The UNSC Summit, the third such meeting since 1992, was… Read More »

On this day, September 12

  On this day, September 12, in 1896, 13 Filipinos were executed by Spanish authorities at Plaza de Armas of Fort San Felipe Neri in Cavite Nuevo (now Cavite City.) They are commonly known as the 13 Martyrs of Cavite or “Trece Martires.”   1919 On this day, September 12, 1919 – The first Filipino-produced and directed feature… Read More »

On this day, September 11

  On this day, September 11, in 1956, the Pangasinan-born, English-language novelist, Carlos Bulosan passed away from bronchopneumonia in Seattle, USA. He is best known for his semi-autobiography, “America is in the Heart.”   1917 On this day, September 11, in 1917, the kleptocrat and dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th President of the Philippines, was born in Sarrat,… Read More »

On this day, September 6

  On this day, September 6, 2019, is the 103rd birth anniversary of Francisco Arcellana, National Artist for Literature. He was born on September 6, 1916, and he passed away on August 1, 2002. Writer, poet, essayist, critic, journalist, and teacher, Francisco Arcellana is one of the most important progenitors of the modern Filipino short story in English.… Read More »

On this day, September 5

  On this day, September 5, in 1976, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia’s first international convention center was inaugurated in time for the country’s hosting of the IMF-World Bank Meeting. The complex is renowned for hosting international events like the ASEAN Summit and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The PICC previously served as the home of… Read More »