Tag Archives: On This Day

On this day, August 22

  On this day, August 22, 2019, is the 38th death anniversary of Vicente Manansala, National Artist for Painting. Vicente Manansala‘s paintings are described as visions of reality teetering on the edge of abstraction. As a young boy, his talent was revealed through the copies he made of the Sagrada Familia and his mother’s portrait that he copied… Read More »

On this day, August 21

  On this day, August 21, is Ninoy Aquino Day. The incident that happened on 21 August 1983 kindled the fire for democracy that led to the People Power Revolution in 1986. “We should not depend on one man; we should depend on all of us. All of us are expandable in the cause for freedom and therefore… Read More »

On this day, August 20

  On this day, August 20, in 1917, Manuel G. Collantes was born in Tanauan, Batangas. Collantes served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1984.   2019 On this day, August 20, 2019, we celebrate 62 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Cambodia. The Philippines established diplomatic relation with Cambodia in… Read More »

On this day, August 19

  On this day, August 19, 2019, is the 141st birth anniversary of the “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa,” Manuel L. Quezon. He was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. August 19 is Quezon Day. Manuel L. Quezon said, I have an abiding faith in… Read More »

On this day, August 18

On this day, August 18, 2019, is the 93rd birth anniversary of Lauro “Larry” Alcala, National Artist for Visual Arts (2018). Larry Alcala’s comic strips spiced up the slices of Filipino lives with witty illustrations executed throughout his 56 years of cartooning. He created over 500 characters and 20 comic strips in widely circulated publications. Alcala’s most iconic… Read More »