Tag Archives: People

Ricardo Lantican: National Scientist

  Ricardo Lantican is an internationally recognized pioneer in plant breeding. He received the title of National Scientist in 2005 for developing over 20 enhanced mungbean, soybean, and peanut varieties. Dr. Ricardo Lantican is recognized for his contributions in plant breeding. His research shows the importance of genetic diversity as a weapon against environmental adversities. His work finds… Read More »

Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda

  The Julian Cruz Balmaseda Award is the highest recognition KWF (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino) offers for the unique thesis and dissertation in science, mathematics, social sciences, and other related articles using Filipino language. Ang Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda ay ang pinakamataas na pagkilala na handog ng KWF  (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino) para sa natatanging tesis at disertasyon… Read More »

Amelia Lapena Bonifacio | National Artist for Theater

  Amelia Lapena Bonifacio is the “The Grande Dame of South East Asian Children’s Theatre”. She used puppets to beautifully tell folktales and epics, with mostly children as her audience. She founded Teatrong Mulat, which has produced a number of acclaimed full-length musical puppet plays performed not just in the Philippines but around the  world. Dubbed as “The… Read More »

Jose Nepomuceno | Father of Filipino Films

  Jose Nepomucino is the father of Filipino films. Among his well-known films includes: Dalagang Bukid (1919) The Filipino Woman (1927) Ang Manananggal (1927) Ang Lumang Simbahan (1928) Noli Me Tangere (1930) Punyal na Ginto (1933) Don Jose Zialcita Nepomuceno is one of the pioneering filmmakers of Philippine cinema.  He is considered to be the Father of the… Read More »

Liberator of Ilocos | Diego Silang

  Today, December 16 is the birth anniversary of Diego Silang, the liberator of Ilocos. In exchange for rewards from Audiencia, allegedly Diego Silang was killed by his close  friends Miguel Vicos and Pedro Becbec in his fortress in Bigan. Let’s not do what they did to the “liberator of Ilocos”. Diego Silang exploited Spain’s weakness in the… Read More »