Tag Archives: People

Mother of the Philippine Red Cross

  Mother of the Philippine Red Cross: Trinidad Tecson Trinidad Tecson, the fierce Filipina revolutionary leader, and eskrima fighter was born in San Miguel de Mayumo (now San Miguel), Bulacan on November 18, 1848. A veteran in combat, she joined the Katipunan in 1895 and fought and aided in Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War. Born as the daughter… Read More »

On this day, November 18

  On this day November 18, in 1928, politician Salvador H. Laurel was born in Paco, Manila to Jose P. Laurel, who served as the President of the Second Philippine Republic, and Pacencia Valencia Hidalgo. A noted opposition leader during the Marcos dictatorship, he ran as vice-president to Corazon C. Aquino during the 1986 Snap Elections and won.… Read More »

Who is the 8th President of the Philippines?

  Who is the 8th President of the Philippines? Today, November 4, 2020, we commemorate the 124th birth anniversary of the 8th President of the Philippines, Carlos Polestico Garcia. Carlos P. Garcia was born in 1896 to parents Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polestico in Talibon. He finished Bachelor of Laws in 1923 in the Philippine Law School, and… Read More »

Tomas Pinpin

  Who is Tomas Pinpin? Tomas Pinpin was a foremost Filipino printer. He was trained by the Chinese through the Chinese art of woodblock printing. Pinpin, assisted by Domingo Loag, printed the “Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala,” the first Tagalog dictionary written by father Pedro de San Buenaventura, a Franciscan friar, in the town of Pila, Laguna, in… Read More »