Tag Archives: People

Luisa Igloria is 2021 Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas

Luisa Igloria is 2021 Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Dr. Luisa A. Igloria is the 2021 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas for Poetry in English awarded by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL). Launched in 1988, the Gawad Balagtas is a lifetime achievement award given to living Filipino writers by UMPIL, the country’s largest organization of Filipino… Read More »

The First Filipino Bishop

Remembering Jorge Barlin: The First Filipino Bishop Jorge Barlin was born on 23 April 1850 in Baao, Camarines Sur to Mateo Alfonso Barlin and Francisca Imperial. He entered the Seminario Conciliar de Nueva Caceres in 1862 and was ordained a priest in 1875. It had just been three years since the Gomburza were executed, and it was a… Read More »

Who is Leonor Rivera?

Who is Leonor Rivera? Leonor Rivera was born on 11 April 1867 in Camiling, Tarlac. She was known for being Jose Rizal’s faithful girlfriend for eleven years. It is said that she was Rizal’s inspiration for the character of Maria Clara in his novel Noli Me Tangere.

First Female Commercial Pilot in Southeast Asia

First Female Commercial Pilot in Southeast Asia Ma. Aurora Amanda Carandang-Gloria is the first female commercial pilot in Southeast Asia. Her first flight as a full-fledged captain was for the Philippine Airlines on Fokker 50 flight from Manila to Baguio in 1993. After her glorious 10 years stint in PAL, she engaged herself in the development sector through… Read More »

Benjamin Arda (Golf)

Benjamin Arda (Golf) is the 3rd Hall of Fame Awards Enshrinee. 16 World Cup of Golf Appearances 9 Asian Circuit Golf Wins (1963, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 19790 4 Japan Golf Tour Wins (1973, 1976, 1977) 3 Philippine Open Wins (1961, 1963, 1979) Born on June 3, 1929, Ben Arda’s legacy in the golf scene started… Read More »