Tag Archives: People

Anselmo Day-ag

  Who is Anselmo Day-ag? Anselmo Day-ag is a sculptor. He is the builder of the following: Marcos bust in La Union, Lion’s head in Baguio City, Eagle arch in La Union, Battle of Mactan in Cebu, Quezon Memorial; in Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, Yamashita shrine in Kiangan Ifugao. Aside from the above, he also builds many others.… Read More »

Father of Tagalog Novel

  Valeriano P. Fernandez Y Peña is considered as the Father of Tagalog Novel. In 1905, he wrote “Nena and Neneng,” the first-ever novel published in the Philippine language. Valeriano was born on December 12, 1858, and he passed away on September 7, 1922.

Francisco Estanislao: First recorded lantern maker

  Francisco Estanislao was the first recorded lantern maker from Santa Lucia, San Fernando, Pampanga. A humble saltmaker, who made big lanterns from bamboo and coco cloth. The 100-day countdown before the Giant Lantern Festival 2019 competition begins today! Are you ready for the celebration of the 111th year of giant lantern-making excellence?   Suggested Reading: Tinindag Festival… Read More »

First Filipino Woman To Direct A Film

  Consuelo Padillo Osorio is the first Filipino woman to direct a film. Consuelo Padillo Osorio was credited for her film “Dalagang Luksa” in 1938. Dalagang Luksa did very well and was soon followed by more lachrymal pictures: Dolores, Pagsuyo, and Magmamani, before World War II broke out. After the liberation, Osorio directed ‘Bakya Mo Neneng” which was… Read More »

Ryan Cayabyab: National Artist for Music

  Ryan Cayabyab is a musician, composer, and conductor of eclectic, modern and popular music. He put the Philippines in the International pedestal with award-winning symphonic works, full-length musicals, films, and television scores, a capella albums, popular and love songs, as well as scores of popular songs sung by top Filipino artists.